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{DIY} Burberry Prorsum Inspired Owl Tee

  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
As you saw yesterday, I successfully finished my Burberry Prorsum inspired owl tee! Today I thought I would share a quick DIY with instructions on how to make one yourself!  First check out all the available options from Burberry, then decide on your favorite (or draw your own).  [I am not very good at instructing, so this is VERY basic]

You'll need:
  • beads
  • felt (optional)
  • needle & thread
  • tshirt or sweater
1. Choose your design, print it out and go to the craft store to buy beads.  
Tip: If you are in the US, AC Moore and Michael's tend to have 40% and 50% off coupons so try to find one online before you go, it will save you lots of money in the end.  I luckily went during a bead sale so they were all 50% off.
2. Optional: Buy some felt to put your beads on before attaching to your shirt. If you want to skip this step you can just sew the beads right on your shirt or sweater.  Make a pattern with the image you printed and cut out your felt, then sew together to make your owl.
3. Lay out your beads to see how you want to place them.  Take a picture so you don't forget.  You may change things as you progress (like I did), but it's good to have a basic idea.
4. Begin sewing. I suggest working from the outside in.  I started with the face,  then his stomach and finally moved on to his ,wings at which point I realized I wouldn't be able to bead around his ears because there wasn't enough space to sew it on the shirt after.
5. Sew your owl onto your shirt! (unless you sewed the beads directly on your shirt...) And then you're done!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. You really put a ton of work into that - it came out great!

    Courtney ~

  2. That is gorgeous!!! great DIY

  3. You did an amazing job! I wish I was crafty like you ; )

  4. You really did a fabulous job on this! The top looks amazing! xo Christina

  5. Nice! I love owls too..but I'm so lazy to do this kind of things.
    Not crafty enough. :)

  6. I love it!
    It's so cute!
    Great DIY!


  7. nicely done

  8. so cool! :) Also, you said you were a graphic designer and I forgot to ask, did you make your blog header? It's awesome :)


  9. you had me up until sewing. I suck big time at sewing.

  10. Hoot Hoot!
    He is s super cute, I hope you get to brag to someone about how you made him sometime soon.

  11. Oh wow, amazing, you're so talented! Thanks for sharing! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

  12. Hi dear!

    First time dropping by and wow you're so creative! I've never heard of my friends DIYing their tops before. Love it! Btw, would you want to follow each other? Would love to hear from you!

    ♡ Jaslin from

  13. This is adorable! I love DIY projects...


  14. This is absolutely fantastic! Oh my gosh, it looks amazing! I think I love it more than the Burberry version, so much more personality!

  15. The shirt looks really well done.

  16. Such a wonderful DIY! It came out beautifully, Megan. Phenomenal job! :)

    The Style Chapters

  17. OH wow, that is just too cool! Thanks for showing this, I'd never have thought of it!


    Fierce & Fashionable

  18. I'm sure that this DIY proyect will be a succes! Is perfect :)
    See you!

  19. When i saw that Burberry owl sweater I immediately wanted it. It's just too cute! Great DIY.


  20. Yay yay yay!! I LOVE THIS POST!!! What a great job you did with the owl and the finished product definitely looks like it could be in a boutique. Great DIY - I might have to try this out!!


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