Jun 5, 2014

LESSology Challenge #37: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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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? 

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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!


Radhika said...

Wow!! Stunning Project i love this owl ..:)

Jasleen Kaur said...

How creative!! What great ideas you get! :)

Tone-Lill said...

This is soooo supercool, fun and funky all at once... I love this creative work of art of an owl...just Brilliant!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Totally amazingly charming...love the little 'bow ties' on his front, too...you are one clever cookie!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!! You ROCKED this girl!! I loveeeeeeeee it!! PINNING yours now of course!!!!! :)

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SD pooja said...

AWESOME...your are a fab Mitra..I spent few minutes trying to guess what all must have gone in it..was just blown away when I read the actual materials used :D !!

Somdeepa Das said...

Ok, this is some INSANELY awesome upcycling. I cant get over the metal nose ! Its amazing to read the products you used!

Katy said...

Love love love! This is soooo cool! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so cute!

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Oh wow! Truly a delightful re cycled project and creativity at its heights!!!