John's birthday is in June and he decided about two chapters in to reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone that he wants a Harry Potter theme for his party. I've been pillaging the web in general and spending lots of time on Pinterest trying to come up with ideas and had a brainstorm late last night on how I might be able to pull off owls to deliver the invitations. My intention was to do one as a trial run but then John got involved and before I knew it we had everything done for the invitations .... except for the actual invitations themselves!
I found a clipart owl that I thought would be fun to use as a template and printed two of them out - one for the body and one for the belly area. The bodies got traced and cut out of colored card stock and the bellies on various sheets of scrapbook paper I have to use as background for lunch pictures. I also found a bag of foam shapes in the dollar bin at our drugstore that I figured would be good for eyes and noses.
But how to get them to hold the invitations?!?!? Glue gun and paperclips to the rescue!
(I actually out the glue directly on the paperclip and then put it on the back of the wing -- but that was impossible to take a picture of!)