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Thursday, October 13, 2016
A fun little project to usher in Fall
... and it will also get you a head start on some stocking stuffers or little Christmas gifts!
For whatever reason, owls always make me think of autumn. So this would seem the perfect time to share this handmade gift idea! (I actually thought I had already shared it on one of my blogs, but I can't find it anywhere, so ... here you go.)
I made some of these little Owl Heat Packs a couple of years ago as quick gifts for some of my grandchildren. I was in a hurry when I finished these two but quickly snapped a picture.
These little hot packs (they can be gently heated in the microwave) were a real hit with the grandkids who received them. In fact, one of my littlest grands, Arielle, likes to steal the owls belonging to her older brothers and sister. So her mom suggested an owl hot pack of her own might be a great gift for Ari. I am going to make hers this week, Lord willing, and use it as a gift for her birthday in November.
This is such a simple project, and it's great for using up bits and pieces of fabric. I like to use flannel for the ones I make, as I think it makes the owls extra cozy.
I'm even thinking I will use this pattern (but just stuff them with fiberfill) to make some little owl stuffed animals to put in my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. These cute little owls might be just what some child needs to cuddle with!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.