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Hoo’s ready for Fall? I am, that is for sure, and I am so excited to share with you one of the ways I celebrate this amazing season — Coffee with friends and fun decor like my Hoot Owl Craft Centerpiece.
Hoot Owl Centerpiece
A Fun and Easy DIY Craft for Autumn
Fall is such a wonderful time of year. I love the rich colors, the crunch of leaves beneath my feet, pumpkins, the cooler weather, and holidays denoting autumn. Here in Southern California, I don’t get much of the traditional fall, so I have to create my own glorious autumn atmosphere with fun decor and tasty holiday flavors.
I love have friends over for coffee, and it is so fun to offer them a variety of holiday flavored coffees and creamers. One of my new favorites is the Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Coffee Cake from their Bakery Series with the International Delight Pumpkin Spice creamer. Ooh, yummy! It’s like a pumpkin caramel latte…so good.
Several years ago, I saw a really cute craft in a magazine, making hoot owls using cardboard tubes and cupcake liners. So, I thought I would put together an adorable centerpiece using this idea.
Hoot Owl Centerpiece
For crafting the Owls —
- Cupcake Liners – (I used regular and mini sized liners.)
- Cardboard Tubes – (Paper towel and toilet paper tubes work great.)
- Paper – (cardstock or construction paper – I used yellow and white cardstock.)
- Glue – (glue stick or regular glue)
- Hot Glue Gun with Hot Glue Sticks
- Markers – ( I used black and orange.)
- 1 – Quarter
- 1 – Nickle
For making the Centerpiece —
- 1 – Terra Cotta Pot
- 1 bag – Marble Stones
- Fall Decor Sticks (optional)
For the Owls:
- Cut the Cardboard Tube to the height you want.
- Fold the top of the tube so the flaps meet in the middle. This will create a swoop, forming the top of the head and ears of the owl.
- Cut the Cupcake Liners into quarters, and trim off the flat part of the liner (what would be the bottom of the liner).
- Make your owl eyes. Using the yellow paper, trace around a quarter with your pencil making six circles. Then, do the same with a nickle on the white paper. Cut the circles out, just to the inside of the pencil line.
- Using your black marker, color in the center of the white circles, leaving a slight white mark somewhere in the black, so the owl’s eye will shine. You will have three owls, so create three PAIRS of eyes.
- Use the glue stick or tacky glue to adhere the whites of the eyes to the yellow circles. Let dry.
- Starting at the bottom of the tub and work your way toward the owl’s head, add one quarter piece of regular size cupcake liner at a time. Hot Glue the underside of the flat edge and stick it to the tube. Overlap the layers. I started on the front sides, and then placed a cupcake liner of the center area. You will also do the back side bottom of the tube.
- On the front, I tucked in a row of my mini cupcake liners; and then, topped that with a row of my metallic mini cupcake liners.
- Fold two regular size cupcake liners in half, do not cut. These will be the wings for the hoot owl.
- Hold the wings on the back, checking to be sure they are where you want them, and mark the cardboard tube with a pencil to denote wing location.
- Add quartered cupcake liners to the back to cover where the wings will not.
- Hot Glue eyes to the front of the owl. The tops of the eyes should stick up slightly above the cardboard tube, but not above the ears.
- Cut small long triangles out of the yellow paper and color them orange with your marker. This is the hoot owl’s beak.
- Hot Glue the beak on the lower center of the eyes.
- Hot glue the wings on the back side of the owl.
Voila! You’re finished making your owls. Now, it’s onto creating the centerpiece.
For the Centerpiece:
- Tie Ribbon around the top edge of a terra cotta pot.
- Fill the pot to almost full with marble stones.
- Stick twigs and branches into the marbles.
- Set hoot owls over the tops of twigs. You can give these a little glue if needed.
- Stick in your additional fall decor sticks if you have them.
Isn’t that an adorable autumn centerpiece?
Invite your friends over for coffee and show off your new Hoot Owl Craft centerpiece. Be sure to enhance the seasons atmosphere by serving up your Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Coffee Cake coffee and International Delight Pumpkin Spice creamer. Rory really loves the Salted Caramel Mocha creamer from International Delight as well. And, the Land O’ Lakes Fat Free Half and Half is amazing–so many uses!
You can find all of these at Ralphs, or your local Kroger Banner store.
How would you mix and match your coffee and creamers? #CoffeeCreamerCombos
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