Hoot Owl Craft – DIY Centerpiece For Autumn

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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

Supplies:

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.)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1 – Quarter
  • 1 – Nickle

For making the Centerpiece —

  • 1 – Terra Cotta Pot
  • 1 bag – Marble Stones
  • Ribbon
  • Fall Decor Sticks (optional)

Directions:

For the Owls:

  1. Cut the Cardboard Tube to the height you want.
  2. 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.

  1. Cut the Cupcake Liners into quarters, and trim off the flat part of the liner (what would be the bottom of the liner).

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use the glue stick or tacky glue to adhere the whites of the eyes to the yellow circles. Let dry.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fold two regular size cupcake liners in half, do not cut. These will be the wings for the hoot owl.
  4. 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.
  5. Add quartered cupcake liners to the back to cover where the wings will not.

  1. 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.
  2. Cut small long triangles out of the yellow paper and color them orange with your marker. This is the hoot owl’s beak.
  3. Hot Glue the beak on the lower center of the eyes.
  4. 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:

  1. Tie Ribbon around the top edge of a terra cotta pot.
  2. Fill the pot to almost full with marble stones.

  1. Stick twigs and branches into the marbles.
  2. Set hoot owls over the tops of twigs. You can give these a little glue if needed.
  3. 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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Happy Healthy Pets – Jinx and Josie

Hey, everyone! It’s us, Jinx and Josie, we had a fun day at Kriser’s Natural Pet, and want to share how you can have happy healthy pets too.

Happy Healthy Pets

Jinx and Josie take their new harness leashes for a first run at

Kriser’s Natural Pet Store

 

We got new harness leashes! Is that a good thing? Jinx and I wondered. After all, we are just starting to have a little outside time in the gazebo. We like the fresh air, laying in the sunlight, smelling flowers from the potted plants, and chasing whatever bug crawls or flies by. But, if we are out too long, we start to get a little nervous.

Now, with these new harnesses, will mom, dad, and Rory want to take us out more often? Exercise is one thing, trash truck monsters are another! We hate Thursdays (that is when the big blue monsters roar loudly through the neighborhood, and give the trash cans a Disney ride with their massive claws). It’s scary!

 

An Adventure with Jinx & Josie:

We tried our harnesses on, and mom let us walk on the grass–that’s a weird feeling. LOL Next thing we knew, we were being placed in our kennel in the car. Yep, even pets need “car seats” for safe travel. We took our 20% OFF Coupon and headed to our local Kriser’s Natural Pet Store for a shopping spree! YIPPEE!!! What girl doesn’t love to go shopping.

Kriser’s is a really cool store that specializes in healthy, natural, and holistic items for your pet. Pets, like me and Jinx, are important members of any family, and Kriser’s wants to be sure they provide families with all they need to keep happy healthy pets.

The Kriser’s Pack (the people working in the store) were super friendly and oohed and awed over us. We both ate it up, especially Jinx…you know how he is. MEOW. But more importantly, the Pack was knowledgeable and willing to work with you to help you find the right products for your pet.

Quality and Safety are a priority in every product or service offered at Kriser’s with an emphasis on natural, holistic, nutritious, and healthy. Every product is hand-picked and approved by the founder and owner of Kriser’s Natural Pet.

Inside the Store:

Mom was impressed with how clean and well-organized the store was, and felt comfortable letting us explore the store on our harnesses, smelling and testing out everything we wanted. Let me tell you, there were some strange looking cats roaming around that store. Mom and Rory tried to explain that they were dogs, but we still thought they were strange looking cats.

During our adventure, we found a bed that is perfect for the two of us to cuddle in together, and some really cool toys too. Jinx’s favorite part was the loads of different types of food and treats, and the Pack was very willing to share the differences and benefits of each. You can definitely find one that will be perfect for you pet. And best of all, they are healthy and natural, a truly holistic way of caring for your pet. Your pets deserve the best, right? They even have a bakery section, COOKIES!

Kriser’s has supplements, chew toys (I think those strange cats mom keeps telling us are dogs like those a lot), and all sorts of pet supplies and accessories. They even have a beauty parlor! They call it grooming, but we all know that just means SPA DAY!

We couldn’t buy everything in one shopping trip, so we started our Christmas Wish List–one can never plan too early.

Look, we’re Movie Stars!:

Check out our video to see more of our super fun trip to Kriser’s Natural Pet Store.

 

Well, mom did not disappoint us. We got that wonderful bed that’s going to keep us cozy all winter long, and a few other things — a coon skin cap, a peacock feather butterfly, and a couple of Boinks (you can see Jinx’s blue one in the photo, I have a lavender one that I have stashed away for my own personal use), Open Farm grain-free cat food, and even some Primal Freeze-Dried Formula treats for those scary Thursdays, when the big blue monsters have gone.

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Take your pet to Kriser’s for a day of holistic health,  pampering and fun. Check out their website for special events. Having happy healthy pets is easy with Kriser’s Natural Pet! #KrisersHolisticHealth #HappyHealthyPets

 

 

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