Owl Sponge Postcard
Say hello to a family member of friend with an Owl Sponge Postcard. Quick and easy sponge crafts are a real hoot and this project is a great example. Use felt, buttons and other embellishments to bring a boring, unused grout sponge to life.
- Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
- Grout Sponge, or smaller sponge
- Tissue blade – it’s a super thin razor blade used for polymer clay
- Eileen Hull’s Sizzix die Flowers with Heart Petals (optional – to use for the felt eyes)
- Needle – a narrow 2″ long one is best
- Strong thread
- Paint brush
- Tooth brush (optional) I sued to pounce on the felt pieces to push glue deeper into the sponge
- Owl pattern
- Owl pattern for felt cutouts
- Print and trace the owl pattern onto the sponge.
- Use the tissue blade to saw the sponge carefully.
- Paint the whole sponge and allow to dry.
- Cut eye, beak and wing patterns from felt. My wings were ovals with flat bottoms and that worked for me. Play with the pattern to get the look you like.
- Using lots of glue, glue the felt eyes in place. Pounce on the felt with the tooth brush to help the glue get into the sponge, if desired.
- WHILE THE GLUE IS WET, sew the buttons in the center of the eyes, pulling slightly to make sink in to the sponge a bit.
- Glue beak and wings in place. Pounce with tooth brush, if desired.
- Trace the sponge on cardstock and cut out.
- Before gluing to the back of the sponge trim the cardstock to make sure no edge will stick out from the sponge. Glue on and allow to dry.
- When you address the postcard, remember that the post office will only deliver to the address that is lowest on the postcard and that they need room to put 2 stickers on it.