With Christmas around the corner, I’m putting out the Wise Men and Shopping Wisely!
And winging my way through December with a little fun and inspiration from my Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar!
My Potting Shed is an owl habitat for Christmas and a little tabletop fun!
A jute runner provides a foundation for wood slice chargers and a snowy white dish stack, topped with an owl plate.
Antique white owl salad plates, bowls and mugs were at Walmart (Better Homes and Gardens collection) in October, a hoot for $2.98 each!
And snowy owl napkin rings from HomeGoods were a wise find at $5.99 for a set of 4.
Since birds of a feather flock together, owl ornaments have flown in to join the dishes.
Some are nesting in snowy white goblets. . .
And others are looking down from chippy finial perches.
Owl Christmas gift tags were found at a local shop, available online, here.
‘Tis the Season for cookies and I’ve been spotting several varieties of owl cookies on Pinterest. These are quick and easy to make with your favorite sugar cookie or shortbread recipe!
Whoooo doesn’t love a quick & easy cookie at Christmas?
I used chocolate chips for the eyes, an almond for the beak and a 3-inch round cookie cutter for these owl sugar cookies.
I used a sugar cookie recipe from The Kitchn with a hint of almond flavor. If you’re looking for a good sugar cookie recipe that is firm, buttery, easy to work with and good for cut out shapes, I recommend it.
Cut out the round shape for the owl. Pinch off and roll two balls for the eyes, flatten them and add a chocolate chip in the center. Add an almond for the owl beak and make some score lines for the wings/ feathers. I used the tines of a fork the feet. Bake according to your sugar cookie or shortbread directions. My cookies baked in 10 minutes.