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Happy Sunday IC readers.  Check out this adorable owl made mostly of natural elements thrown together with a few found objects.  Lucky for Laura she lives where trees and pine cones are plentiful.  She needed to look no further than her backyard to be inspired to make this creature.  Check out how she made it below.

Upcyled Rustic Wood Owl

Hello Infarrantly Creative readers! Laura of Finding Home here again to share my latest project – a rustic wood owl. I don’t know what it is about fall, but I find myself wanting to make things out of wood. I am sure it is the changing of the trees, but maybe it is just my desire to wear plaid flannel. Whichever it is, I guess my fun side came out a bit this month too. I don’t usually make “cute” things, but when I saw this piece of wood slice that my husband had cut for me a few months ago, I kept seeing an owl. And the best part is my kids really love it and my husband was especially impressed, which totally cracks me up.

Rustic Fun Owl Project

If you want to make your own this is what you will need: One large wood slice, many small wood slices (I used about 40), two pine cones and a piece of scrap wood for the base. I found my wood on our property and my husband sliced it down for me. However, the craft stores and online craft sources easily have wood slices available. As far as the hardware, I used what I could find – the bases of two porcelain doorknobs, a doorknob faceplate and a vintage skate key, and a drawer handle. But, you can really work with whatever you have. Try different things and different shapes. The key is try and use something unexpected. When you start to look at it like an owl, it becomes an owl! I have to say, the piece that really pulled it together was the drawer handle at the top. I used hot glue to attach all the pieces, but if you were going to use it outdoors you would need to use an outdoor adhesive that can stand up to sun and weather. I attached the doorknob faceplate using two screws with washers to keep in from sliding through. I drilled pilot holes right through the holes that were already there for the key hole and doorknob, and then attached the screws. Then, I placed the faceplate on the scrap wood and used the existing holes in the back to drill right into the wood. I used newer screws that you can just cover with marker. By adding the base, you are able to keep it stable. Here are all the steps on how it came together…


I hope you like the project and have a chance to make one for yourself. It is one of those fun projects where no two will be alike.

Upcycled Wood Owl

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