How to Make an Owl Family

How to Make an Owl Family

I was leafing through Martha Stewart's Halloween Handbook and was inspired by some of her halloween window dressing ideas. With a vague vision, I set out to the fabric store in search of the materials needed to get me started. Here is how I did it.

What You Need


  • 2 Yards of Black Felt-like fabric (Yardage depends on the size of your window.)

  • 3 Yards of White Semi-Sheer fabric (I wish I would have went with my gut and purchased the creamy lace I was looking at, but was worried it was too transparent…I don't think it is. Try it and let me know!)

  • 1 Glue Gun & 1 package of Glue Sticks

  • White Chalk

  • Scissors (Mine were painfully dull, sharp scissors make a big difference!)

  • 3 Push Pins


  1. Measure your window to get an idea of the scale of your drawing.(The grid technique is the best way, but I instead purchased a little extra fabric and decided to wing it.)
  2. Lay down black felted fabric and freehand your drawing with white chalk. I thought it would be fun to have a Poppa, Mama and Baby owl and carve our family initials into the trunk. (Martha Stewart has halloween templates on her site as well.)
  3. Cut your sketch out with scissors.
  4. Lay down your white sheer fabric and hot glue your black felted cut-outs on top.
  5. Hang in your window with pushpins.

Images: Alisha Peterson-Irwin

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