Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Successful End to our Owl Birthday! :)

A couple weeks ago I had posted photos of my daughter's birthday invites along with some cookies I was going to try and make. Well, mine weren't nearly as perfect (these of course are my best ones), but here are the owl cookies I made for her birthday. I'm not much of a cook or a baker so they took me forever to make, but I was pleased with the results. The plate they are on is one that I made at her 9th birthday party a couple years ago where I took them all to a Ceramics place to paint something special. I wasn't going to make anything, but I after about 20 minutes of watching them I wanted to play too (note to self: remember to go back with girlfriends as it was so much fun).

Anyway, for her birthday activity this year (my daughter has grown to expect some sort of entertainment) I took mega inspiration from Nichol Magouirk's Owl Canvas project that she posted on her blog last year. If memory serves me correctly she made this as a guest designer for My Little Shoebox. Isn't it adorable? Love her work!

I couldn't find a 6x12 canvas, but I wanted to make use of this 12x12 paper I found on clearance so we used 9x12 canvases and painted the edges with pale aqua blue paint to match the letters. I ended up using the same Silhouette Owl that Nichol had used so that I could cut out 10 at a time from each paper making the process a little quicker. I made a sample for them to copy, but I learned from a few of my mistakes like skipping the idea of Mod Podge since I got several wrinkles that never came out of mine. I thought it would be fun to make them personalized artwork for their bedroom walls so I cut each of their names out and put all their pieces in little ziploc bags as individual kits.

One of the girls that we invited couldn't make it at the last minute so I ended up assembling hers so my daughter could it bring it to school to give her...

My daughter had a slumber party birthday and some didn't stay the night, but here are a few of the girls posing with their finished pieces the next morning. :)
It was stressful at times trying to help them all at once, but I think they had fun doing it and were proud of the finish piece. :)

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Supplies Used:
Patterned paper:
Making Memories (floral & embossed dot)
American Crafts (pink woodgrain)
Cosmo Cricket (Green Dot)
Cardstock: American Crafts
Tree Branch and Owl Shape: Silhouette America
Ribbon: Fancy Pants
Buttons: Craft Supply


  1. oh my gosh! ADORABLE! Thank you SO much for sharing this with me!

  2. So so so so so stinkin' cute! I seriously love that owl canvas!


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