If you want to give your loved ones some symbolic gift, then choose the image of an owl-a truly unique bird, whose image has long been popular with many peoples.
Let’s deal with symbols
As you know, the owl is a night bird, able to see in the dark and completely silent to fly in the gloomy darkness. And the appearance of “night mistress” is very different from other birds: her eyes are not located on the sides of the head, near the beak, plus the feathers forming the so-called “facial disc” — thanks to these features, the bird has a real face.
The appearance of an owl is special, you can not confuse it with anyone
Such qualities allowed to associate the owl with the other world. Many people — for example, the Japanese and the Chinese think the owl a bird of death. But at the same time, according to legend, her image can protect the house from evil spirits.
The image of an owl is often associated with something mystical, mysterious
Most people traditionally perceive owl primarily as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. And indeed, in ancient times, this bird was considered an attribute of Athens-the goddess of military strategy and wisdom.
The ancient Greeks, the owl is the companion of the goddess Athena
And in Russia for several decades owl-a constant symbol of the popular intellectual TV show ” What? Where? When?” The image of an owl is sure to taste, and presented as a gift crystal or just a glass bird will allow at least for a moment to feel like the winner of the final game.
Crystal or just a glass owl — a great gift to the fan of the club of experts
For schoolchildren or students, the figure of an owl sitting on a stack of books will be a wish of successful study.
Owl for a schoolboy or student-a kind of wish of success in school
A small image of this bird (say, in the form of a bracelet, keyring or brooch) can serve as a talisman, which helps to pass the exam well.
Key chain, brooch and bracelet in the form of an owl
What else does the owl symbolize? In Slavic mythology this bird was considered the Keeper of treasures and underground riches. To the storage of your family capital is feathered being also treated with the utmost seriousness and responsibility.
And the owl-Keeper of treasures and underground riches
Choose the image and functionality
So, we have dealt with the symbols. It remains to choose the appropriate image. And here are a lot of options really: from the most miniature birds…
Owl-gift can be very tiny
… to a very impressive garden shapes.
Spectacular sculptures-owls will appeal to the gardener
Shops offer magnificent figurines of all kinds of materials. For example, metal figures:
Interesting look metal figurines
Very solid look carved wooden birds. This sculpture will please the connoisseur of Handicrafts:
Figure of an owl made of wood
And how good painted ceramic owls! Cute and funny birds of all kinds of colors will appeal to those who like to decorate their home with such cozy little things:
Multicolored ceramic owls
In the form of a stylized owl often made jewelry and jewelry: rings…
Ring-owl — original jewelry
Pendant in the form of an owl
Earrings in the form of a pair of owls-unusual and stylish
The man-made embodiment of an owl can carry not only semantic, but also functional load. For example, here are owl candlesticks:
Figures of owls can be cute candle holders
Or such here is the original miniature boxes-a universal gift:
Small box-owl will store trusted her values
Funny pocket watch-owl-a gift for stylish people with a good sense of humor and in General for all who know how to appreciate the time:
Owl clock-for those who love accuracy and punctuality
Elegant owl-vase-souvenir for a lady who loves flowers and lovingly equips her home:
Vase in the shape of an owl
On the suburban area, our heroine is also useful: here is a garden Scarecrow will drive away all uninvited feathered guests from your crop.
Scarecrow in the garden — intruders scares, the plot is decorated with
Begin to work
Do you prefer to make gifts with your own hands? Owls — a fertile subject for art that will appreciate the owners of the “skillful hands”. Materials and technique — your choice. There are a lot of worthy options!
Cute owl you can associate knitting or crochet
For example, a very beautiful owl can be tied with needles or a hook of bright threads — will be enough of the smallest glomeruli, always remaining in the economy of an experienced knitter.
For such a souvenir will fit the remains of yarn, which is always an experienced needlewoman
Do not know how or do not like to knit? Look how old, but once very favorite mittens become an excellent basis for the future masterpiece:
Old wool mitten can turn into pretty owls
Do not rush to throw out and bright socks: the most funny owls are obtained from them.
Knitted beanie-owl is sure to be a favorite headwear of your baby.
Hat-owl-a gift for clever and clever
A phone case with a beak and huge eyes will appeal to the teenage daughter:
Knitted owl-shaped phone case
I prefer to sew? Then make here such an owl-pillow-sweet dreams will be provided to its owner.
Owl pillow will bring sweet dreams
Fans of fashion patchwork can make a wonderful bird literally from nothing — in the hands of fairy-needlewomen small scraps turn into wonderful crafts:
Owl-pillow from scraps
Masters of felting-felting technique of wool-will be able to make touching his charm toys in the form of a variety of owls: and serious…
… and funny…
… and just very, very nice, who just want to caress and stroke.
Original owls can be made from a variety of improvised and natural material. For example-from cones and dry twigs:
Natural materials make a wonderful owl
Craftsmen can cut a bird out of a pumpkin and decorate with sunflower seeds…
… or weave a vine (if you have the appropriate skills, of course):
Woven of twigs owl
Cute owls are not too difficult to sculpt from clay or salty dough — such crafts even children can do:
Owlets can sculpt from salt dough and paint with bright colors
Well, if you have a good imagination, then you will not have to make almost anything: just take a ball of wool, mark your eyes and nose on it — here you are funny owlets!
Easy — owlets from balls of wool
Treat your family and friends with an original gift in the form of an owl-on the occasion of the holiday or at all without a reason. And it does not matter whether you buy it or make it yourself, what symbolic value you attach to it and what meaning you fill it with. The main thing-present your gift from the heart and with a pure heart.