Every garden needs a wise old owl! Make one.
If you laugh when you see some of these owls, we won’t be surprised.
Each one has its own personality and you can make them any way you want. It’s so fun to search through junk and thrift shops to find the parts. Put altogether,…you’ll laugh for sure and so will any visitor to your garden! See if you can tell what parts have been used.
Great grater owls…
Demetra Coldiron says, “My mom collected owls. Big owls, small owls, owl banks, owl jewelry, etc, etc. The list goes on and on. After she passed away I gathered them all together to give them away, donate them or whatever. After I looked at them for a while I started to remember when she got them. When she wore them and how happy they made her. I kept them and we all happily reside together. They’re every where inside the house and out. Mostly in my greenhouse. And every time I look at them, they make me happy knowing they made my mom happy.”
Owl love you forever….
My Mom used to collect owls. Does that seem familiar? Did your Mom collect them?
I had them in various places before, but decided to let them all perch in this tree.
Becky Norris says, “I just finished up a bowling ball project I made last week, I thought I needed an owl for my garden and noticed a bowling ball sitting close by, Soooooo…… ”
She says, “I’ve been adding to my ‘beachy’ bowling ball all week … what are you working on?” So cool, Becky!
Becky: “This is the unfinished bowling ball Owl that I made from old dishes and stained glass. This was a very simple project and I spent a couple of hours each day from start to finish, After I finished with gluing all the glass I grouted the entire thing and then sealed it so it will be weather tight out in my garden,
I really broke the saucers, in fact I cut them apart with glass nippers, I also cut the round black pieces for the eyes, scored and broke them so they would fit over the round ball but still look like round pupils in the eyes. I used a thicker roll of masking tape to set my ‘owl’ on while I put all the glass on it, and I could only do a portion each day and move it as it dried. Not hard to do once you know how.”
Whooooooo …. thinks this is adorable! Tammy Shaughnessy shared this awhile back posting, “Not too many flowers right now, but Mr. Owl doesn’t seem to mind. Mosaic owl on recycled bowling ball with yard sale glass and a repurposed cement bird bath.”
Looking for owl-y parts….
Once you get into the ‘owl mode’ there’s no telling where you’ll ‘see’ parts for them. An old grater or steam basket is a good place to begin,…then let your imagination run away! Use small screws or glue to attach the pieces.
Sue Shearer: I have a collection of owl parts started too. It’s funny how differently I now look at a jar lid or bottle cap instead of throwing it way. Thank you FMG for changing my world!
Ann Elias says, “One of the owls I made for a craft show..they were a big hit!”
Debbie Shaule I made a few of these everyone laughs, they are one of a kind.
Turkey platter, wire for feet, relish dishes for wings, can opener, jar rings and washers! Don’t forget a branch!
Vicki Kesler I made a few fun owls and glued them with Marine Goop. The eyes are candle stick holders with marbles in the center.
Nancy Myers Here are a few. I do craft shows, but some of them I cannot part with, so they are in my gazebo.