October 21, 2011

Hoo, Hoo, Hoo's Looking At You?

The final layer to our front porch decor for this trick-or-treat season.

Every year I have lots of mums and lots of pumpkins and my lovely vines that grow up the porch columns. The last 3 years I've had the black trees lit up with orange twinkle lights. This year I've added the family of owls and they're 
looking at you!

Once again I'm used the ever-versatile burlap. It's inexpensive and really lent itself well to owls. When stitching them up I left an opening  on each side for the head so the fray would give the appearance of feathers. I cut circles of felt for the eyes and gave them candy corn beaks. I also used a round, foam stencil and only dipped half of it in the acrylic paint and then I daubed it on each owl belly for the ruffly feather effect. Finally I embellished the girlie owls with bows and a flower. 

I found the big stick on the ground at the playground a few weeks back and it's hung using twine. The owls are hot-glued on and I sure hope they stay.

Linking up at TT&J & The 36th Avenue, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Freckled Laundry.

Thanks for stopping by Blue Sky Confections.

Jenny K.


  1. wow! it really looks stunning!

  2. Your front porch looks amazing! I love the owls!!! So cute!

  3. This is absoulately darling! I am thinking that I just might have to copy! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I can't wait to see what other goodies you have on here.
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. This is beautiful!! So creative!! I love it!

  5. your front porch/entry is SUPER adorable!! i LOVE love the owls and the saying! what an awesome job! :) i can't get over it!!

  6. You are aMAZing. What creativity. So, so cute!

  7. What an adorable owl banner! Love your blog! I am a new follower! Come visit me!

  8. Well, I just found you through OC Cottage and I am hooked. You have a wonderful blog AND you have a "TWIN" here in our area that happens to be one of my daughter's best friends. You look so much like her I will have to see if I can find a pic to show you. Anyway, while you are ultra talented she can't do a thing...lol...and admits it freely.

    However, what I want to say is that your blog is wonderful. I am already in love with your porch and I will be going back to read some earlier posts.

    Your newest follower- Hugs- Diana

  9. Such a beautiful fun banner to greet your family and guests. You are so talented! I am your newest follower. :)Tammy

  10. ooooohhhh, sooo perfect!!!!

  11. Wow- your porch must be the envy of the neighborhood!! Absolutely wonderful photos! Your blog is super beautiful-- I'm so glad I stopped by for a visit! Thanks for all the effort you put into this beautiful blog- its pure delight to be here--

  12. You are so talented! Love every detail of your porch! Going to go follow you on pinterest too {maybe you're FABULOUSNESS will rub off on me}

  13. I love this...love, love, love! Nice job, friend!

  14. Hello, Jenny -- First time here, came over from "tales from an oc cottage". Love your blog...signed up for your feed. Ohhh..to have your porch would be a dream! It's beautiful.....the colors, the layering, everything!! You have a talent. I'm going to go back now and browse your blog.

  15. Your front porch seriously calls me to spend Halloween at yours. Lol. What a beautiful blog you have.

  16. Jenny,
    Your front is the spookiest I seen. Just so fun!

    PS. I used your burlap idea for my plants....and have rec'd compliments. see my blog for a pix.

    thank you.

  17. Hi,
    I found your blog through OC Cottage. Oh my gosh! Your porch is to DIE for! How creative are you girl? Love the owls and the sayings on your banner. May have to try something similar next year. So glad to have found you and look forward to much more. Now a new follower.

  18. This is the cutest porch EVER! FAB.U.LOUS!! If you get a chance, I would love it if you could share at my link party, The Creative Spark, tomorrow night. Pinning this and following you now!
    Jenn :)

  19. OC Cottage is right. I'm exhausted (but inspired). So ... I would love to know how you fill your days. Why can I never seem to upkeep my house and garden, much less fill it with all these confections and perfections?

    Hats off (and if you do want to answer the question, I'll be thrilled). :-)

  20. That is a gorgeous banner. Such a grand front entrance you have, Jenny!

  21. Oh my goodness! THESE ARE FABULOUS!!!!
    I would love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party! It ends tomorrow :)

  22. I loved your front porch so much that I had to feature it on my blog, hope you don't mind!


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