Super Duper Diaper Owl

I received word, and a very, very cute invite in the mail.  Wanting the perfect present, led me to preparing a gift for my cousin’s Baby Shower! I am super excited for her, as she is even more excited about having her first baby!!  We do not know the gender, as they have decided to have it be a surprise. I am hoping that what I have crafted goes with what she likes. The invite was this very cute owl, and she made it herself!

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                                                                                                    So CRAFT TIME!
I am the type of baby shower participant that likes to buy gifts for the mom to be, not the new baby. I know sounds bad… right? BUT I try to purchase items that mom may like and has not had the time or may not find the time to buy for a while. I also purchased items off of the baby registry, I am lucky that some of the items fit right in with my imagination. I have been thinking about how to make this owl for some time. It has been done before, you may search Google for diaper owl, but I like to do things on my own… So here we go.
Supplies that I used…
A base (something for the owl to sit on), this can be anything. My cousin asked for a Humidifier, so it was the perfect size for a “tree”.
1 Large Paper Bag
2 brown bag lunch bags
1 Spool large ribbon
1 Spool small ribbon
2 Chap Sticks
2 Foot lotions
2 pieces of round brown wood
Orange craft paper
Tape
Scissors

I also used 4 links out of the Bright Starts Lots O Links for the owls feet, this item was also on the registry, lucky me!!
Make the Owl Body and the Eyes.
Owl Eyes and Body

Owl Eyes and Body

I rolled 10 diapers around lip balm for the 2 eyes and secured them with ribbon.
For the body I tightly wound diapers, until I felt that the body was large enough to go with my eyes. Then I tied them with ribbon as well. If you have a helping had it will go faster when tying, however with a little work you can get it!
I then attached the eyes to the body with weaving the ribbon through both until they were secure.
My wings are 3 diapers layered together and taped down with duck tape
Beak is a piece of orange construction paper, cut and folded secured with orange duct tape.
The eyeballs are made by 2 wooden balls hot glued to the bottom of the lib balm.
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IMG_1809  The next step was the tree branch, I had bought the mom to be foot lotion and foot soak, I just rolled those tubes up into a paper sack, easy tree branch. Then I slid the toys around the lotions for the owls feet.
Final steps were to cover the main gift, which was a humidifier that the mom to be had on her registry. I covered it with a  large paper sack ad drew a tree knothole. My grass was a hand cut piece of green paper, and the flowers were some paper flowers that I had found.
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FINISHED PRODUCT!!! 
What do you think?? I was so happy with how every thing came together! So cute! 
Another thing that I do, is recycle my invites in to the card that I give to the recipients of my gift. I always love the look on their faces when they see that I took time to use what they had been proud to have made or given as an invite. It is a great way to save on you resources as well, if they used it as an invite they must like it. So here was my Congratulations card back to my cousin.
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Off to hug and Kiss my Kiddos, time to tuck them in!
Until Next time!
HAVE HOPE
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