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How To Make An Owl Pillow (PHOTOS)

10/18/2011 08:13 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Owls are some of my favorite creatures and since I wrote about owl pellets in a recent post, it just seems fitting to stick with the theme. This is a quick "how to" for making a small owl pillow.

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I found the image for my owl in one of my own paintings.
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I cleaned up the owl in Photoshop and vectorized it using a fantastic program called Vector Magic.
I love to vectorize things because you can give your images a stylized, "paint-by -numbers" effect.

*You can vectorize your own images for free on the Vector Magic site.

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I created the image and the pattern for the owl to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. You will need heat transfer paper for the owl image. If you want to do this project at home you can email me at diyrenegade@gmail.com for a PDF of the pattern and owl image.

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Cut out the pattern and the artwork.

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Pin the pattern to two layers of cotton canvas.

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Follow the instructions on the heat transfer paper packet and iron the image to the fabric.

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Image of the ironed on owl.

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Sew the two layers of fabric together leaving a few inches open at the bottom of the owl for the stuffing. Then stitch the remaining opening closed by hand.

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Here's your finished owl!