The Log Owl

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One year I made an owl out of recycled bits and pieces.  I originally used an old cutting board but over the year it split in half and I had to rethink the project.  Here is what the recycled owl looked like at the beginning and the end of gardening season last year. Click the link to see how I made it.

my whimsical owl at craftygardener.ca

The pieces were all taken off and then fastened onto a log and a new member of the Stumpy Family was created.  The log also has a hole drilled into the top and I added a solar light.

my whimsical owl at craftygardener.ca

Stumpy owl sits on the corner of the fence garden along with another member of the Stumpy Family.

my whimsical owl at craftygardener.ca

This photo was taken in early spring before all the growth happens.Do you see the other Stumpy family members?

my whimsical owl at craftygardener.ca

Several logs became my Stumpy Family and some are personali’trees’ with solar lights added. All my tree faces came from the dollar store (where things aren’t a dollar anymore!)

Stumpy family at craftygardener.ca

It was such a hot and humid summer I gave the log owl an old bucket for a hat. In the other corner of the garden is Mr Bucket (Mr. Bouquet in honour of Keeping up Appearances) with another bucket hat.

The seasons have made the lids go rusty, and I love how it looks now.

the log owl at craftygardener.ca

I’m always on the lookout for more logs. Do you use old logs in your garden?

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15 Responses

  1. Kea

    I love Stumpy Owl! You re-created him (or her) it a great way, it looks terrific. I do see another member of your stumpy family, she’s sporting a hat (or is it a he?) and a wide smile. Cute! 🙂

    • Linda aka Crafty Gardener

      I have lots of members of the Stumpy family throughout the garden, I think 9 in total. I also use logs with holes drilled in the top with just solar lights in them.

  2. Margy

    That’s cute. It would be a whole lot quicker than painting the three rock frogs I want for the corner of my front float. – Margy

  3. Teresa

    Cute! I love the solar light on top.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  4. Michelle Leslie

    They say when things are falling apart they may actually be falling in place and Mr. Owl version 2 is proof of that He’s adorable Linda and so is the rest of the Stumpy family

  5. Donna via Funky Junk Interiors

    Oh my. It’s so hard to pick a favorite because all your woodland figures are positively adorable! Now I know what to do with my chunks of tree that’s due to be cut!

    I’ve featured your amazing project in this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking it up!

  6. Creatively Beth

    Another awesome upcycle!! I’d love for you to share over at our weekly Wednesday Creative Crafts Linky Party
    Have a great week!
    Creatively, Beth

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