Owl Pin Cushion

I know it has been a super long time since I've posted anything. Things have been really hectic over here. Luckily, there are two of us. And Tristin has done a terrific job of updating the blog all by herself! (She's like a crafting wonder woman... sometimes I wonder how she accomplishes so many crafts and with a kid!)

DIY Owl Pin Cushion 2

Anyways, here's a little something that I have done recently. It's an owl pin cushion. I found the wonderful tutorial on My Owl Barn and just copied it exactly. The DIY Dish even did a video tutorial of Kim and Kris making one. With the free printable PDF pattern and clear directions, who wouldn't want to try to make one of these cuties??

Some modifications I made:
  1. I sewed a straight line across the middle of the legs to create the "knees" instead of knotting it. This is purely preference, but I liked the look a little better. 
  2. I forgot to do this, but I think it would be a good idea to add a little bit of litter to the bottom of the legs (in the feet) to add weight to them so they would hang easier. 
  3. And lastly, I used clay litter instead of walnut litter simply because I couldn't find it and clay litter was only $3 for a huge bag. It's slightly larger than walnut litter, but I think it works great for this project. 

    He's by no means perfect, but I think all his little imperfections give him character. :) If you have no need for a pin cushion, you can also try blowing up the pattern to make a kids pillow.


    1. This is brilliant. I'm kind of a sucker for cute owls and have a little owl mobile that I'm working on myself right now.
      Very darling, indeed.

    2. I need a pin cushion. This is so cute I will have to try and make it! Thanks for the tips.

    3. I love how we are usually on the same page when it comes to crafts even though we live on opposite ends of the country. I just made an adorable porcupine pin cushion =) Love your cute!

    4. So very cute! I love the way these turned out!

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    6. I love it! But I think I'd feel bad putting pins into him because he's too cute! LOL! xx

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