Are you rummaging through your supplies for some fun animal embellishments to play along with LESSology Challenge #37: Animal Kingdom? Want to see how design team member Mitra Pratt was inspired?
I first spotted owls on Pinterest made from a variety of recycled materials. I pinned them and wanted my own. In fact, I swiped the pin from fellow teamie Julie!
When I found the metal clock face in a bin for free at the second hand store, I started planning my owl! I knew our challenge this month was to include an animal in our project and I wanted my project to BE an animal.
The silver tray was also a second hand store find and the clock face fit in it perfectly.
The metal ears were once part of a heart tart pan that I took apart. The metal base is the owl body that was covered with embossed copper & painted. Some vintage lace covers the top.
Of course, I bet you can guess what the eyes are made out of! Canning jar lids, rusty washers, and a crystal eye ball!
I am pretty sure the ones I spotted on Pinterest were meant to be hung in your garden, but mine is hanging out in my studio with me. The paper flowers don't lend themselves to being placed outside, but I really loved the addition of the rolled roses!
Love the pattern and color they add!
And what owl isn't complete with a birch stick to hold on to and some bow ties!
Hope you get a chance to play along with us! Upcycling is a HOOT!