Halloween Hooty Owls- No-sew “quilted” wall art

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How about some Halloween fun?  I created these cute Halloween Hooty Owls using some bright Halloween fabrics and Fun Foam.  It has a quilted look, but involves no sewing!  Perfect for brightening up your house for the holidays, these cute owls are my version of a non-scary Halloween.  Want to know how to make them?

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

I love the quilted look of this project, but it is amazingly easy and involves absolutely no sewing!  So, I pulled out the pencil and paper, and drew up my own Hooty Owl Pattern and created some non-scary Halloween decor!

For this project I used:

One sheet of Styrofoam cut to (30″ x 12″ x 1″)
Decorative Mesh (small amounts of purple, green and orange)
Assorted fun Halloween fabrics
Free Hooty Owl Pattern (see below)
Ruler
Craft Knife
Butter knife or credit card for pushing fabric into the foam
Hot Glue for tacking back and bowties
Black Buttons

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halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

The original piece of foam was 36″ long, so using a craft knife, I cut it down to 30″ long to fit my pattern better.  My pattern is a 9″ square, so I was able to make three repeats of it across the width of the foam sheet, with a 1-1/2 border.

I used a pencil and ruler to mark it out.  Once the pattern is complete, choose a variety of fabrics to use.  My owl are in bright orange, green and purple, along with some coordinating prints for the background and a bit of white and yellow for details.

With the exception of the border fabric, you should not need more than a 1/4 yard of each.  For the border fabric, 1/2 yard would be plenty.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Use a craft knife to score along your lines, cutting about 1/2″ deep.  Be careful not to cut all the way through your foam, and be sure to have the entire piece supported on a table so that you do not accidently break it.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Choose a place to begin and cut a piece of fabric big enough to overlap all four sides of the area by about 1/2″.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Use a butter knife or credit card to push the edges of the fabric down into the foam along the cut lines.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

On the edges, simply overlap the fabric over the edge and push into the crevices made by your craft knife.  Pull the fabric tight, flip it over the back, and tack down with dots of hot glue.

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halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Their little bow ties are created with 4″ wide pieces of Decorative Mesh.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Roll the mesh up, and clip frays on the ends with scissors.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Wrap it tight in the middle with a small piece of pipe cleaner.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

Use hot glue to tack down their bow ties and glue on their button eyes.

halloween hooty owls no sew quilted wall art

And you have one cute bunch of owls for Halloween!  You can fix this project to hang by hot gluing hangers onto the back, or you can do what I plan on doing, simply sitting it on my mantle!

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • KayC. September 29, 2015, 2:08 am

    So cute!

  • VickiT September 18, 2015, 8:59 am

    You’ve done it again Suzy! This is just super cute. Great tutorial as always. Thank you.
    Have a great weekend.

  • angie September 17, 2015, 4:09 pm

    love this so very cool, love all the great colors. You have a lot of amazing talent
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  • Alayna @AlaynasCreations September 17, 2015, 11:03 am

    Foam – how cool is that?! That’s a great look and a great project. Love the fabrics.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The next party opens at midnight Friday! http://www.alaynascreations.co

  • Jenna Hill September 13, 2015, 8:51 pm

    This is seriously adorable! We’d love it if you come link up at our Best of the Weekend link party which opened Friday night and stays open until Wednesday!

  • mamypatch October 19, 2013, 10:04 am

    Merci , belle idée!

  • Sharon September 20, 2013, 2:47 pm

    I love this, Suzy! Your fabrics are fabulous — so cheery and bright, and the Deco Mesh bow ties are brilliant. Sharing!

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