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DIY Snowy Owls


I love decorating for Winter… especially here in California where I like to bring the inside in to remind me of my family back in Wisconsin. These cute little snowy owls will brighten up any space around the house – your front porch, your mantle or your entry – anywhere you’d like! What I like best about them is that they are silly and fun…just what you need to get rid of the Winter blues.

Here is what you need to get started!

You Will Need:

  • Firewood (look for full rounds)
  • Natural wood slices in various sizes
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Spotted and variety craft feathers
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Artist paint brush
  • Extra pieces of bark (for wings)
  • Small dowel 5/16” diameter
  • Drill with 5/16” drill bit
  • Wood glue
  • White spray paint
  • White spray snow


  1. Pick your thickest round of the firewood. This will be the owl’s body, so if you want to cut down the size of the owl, cut the length.
  2. Use your drill and drill bit to bore a hole in the base of the body of the owl, in the middle towards the back of the wood. This will hold up the owl’s head.
  3. Using wood glue, in the hole, stick the dowel inside it.
  4. Attach the largest wood slice to the dowel facing up like the face of the owl. Affix with hot glue.
  5. Use the smaller rounds to create the eyes of the owl. Attach with wood glue.
  6. Add black and white paint to the smallest round as the eyes using the acrylic paint and paint brush.
  7. Add little spotted feathers to the largest round as ears.
  8. Using spray paint and spray snow in a can, add white to the owls’ bodies to give them a freshly crisp, winter look.
  9. Set them up and enjoy your fun little Winter Owls!


  1. You can also find birch wood branches, but firewood is a lot less expensive and a better size. You may be able to make these out of wood you already have designated for a fire!
  2. You can find the wood slices at the craft store…or you could cut them from branches in your yard.
  3. Instead of a dowel, you could use a small.

If you missed the episode or want to see it in action then check it out here. Tell us what you think in the comments below and remember we want to see your Festive Holiday DIY’s on Instagram so follow @PaigeHemmis #PaigeDIY



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