Tuesday, September 13, 2011

DIY: Owl Birthday Invitation

After much debate,  I finally decided to go with an Owl theme for Genevieve's 1st birthday party. I am pretty sure that Paul is just about fed up with my "owl" talk but there are just so many cute ideas out there. I came across this invite and decided I would attempt to make my own.

We went to Michael's and picked up our supplies:

  • Card stock
  • Glue Stick
  • Glue Gun
  • Eyes
  • Stickers (bow)
  • Envelopes

Paul had drawn the template for me and I began by printing it out on the card stock. The worst part was actually cutting out the all the pieces.

  • Outer owl
  • Inner owl
  • Greeting
  • Details
  • Nose (not pictured) 

Close up of the greeting:

Close up of the details (obviously, I missed my true calling as a poet):

I glued all the pieces together with a glue stick and I used a hot glue gun to attach the eyes. It probably took about 3 hours from start to finish and cost about $25, compared to spending $45 + shipping.

I opted not to make wings for my owl. I didn't want to cover up the flower pattern and couldn't have them sticking out since they were going into an envelope. Ash created her own owl with the scrap paper and she added wings (and a tree):


  1. Too cute! Great post--I'm borrowing this idea for my daughter's first birthday.

  2. Thanks! They were super easy. Have fun planning your daughter's 1st!