Spring is just about here and my winter crafting list is complete.  I recently completed a recycled owl from this list, made from an old cutting board, some cutlery and some lids from tin cans.

The cutting boards came from the thrift store and cost 50 cents.  I didn’t worry that one side was painted as I wanted the back side.

making a recycled owl at craftygardener.ca

Lids were saved from different sized tins … soup, tuna, salmon and a couple of bottle caps were found in my crafting stash of odds and ends.  I also needed an old spoon and two old forks.  This could be purchased at the dollar stores if you don’t have your own supply.

making a recycled owl at craftygardener.ca

A drill press was used to add holes to the lids and some old cutlery.  Then they were screwed into place on the cutting board.  The forks were bent so that it would look like they were the owl’s feet perching on a branch that I got from the garden.

 making a recycled owl at craftygardener.ca

Hooty will be put out into the garden once the weather gets nicer.

Remember the first day of spring isn’t always the first spring day.

making a recycled owl at craftygardener.ca

I’m not totally sure I’m happy with the outcome, looks a little plain so I’m thinking of something to add to make it look a bit more cute.  Have you got any ideas?  eyebrows? mouth?

I’m still looking for some smaller sized cutlery to use with the smaller cutting board I got.  Or perhaps I’ll find something else in the crafting odds and ends.  Then Hooty will have a friend.

I’m sharing  with The Really Crafty Link PartyMosaic Monday.

This week they were all created with Fotojet.

the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

  The winter crafting to do list is complete. But don’t worry I’ve got another list on the go of garden projects.

 towel apronfixing of the gate tree, gnome logs, fairy pot house,

stash afghan in bluesstash afghan in multicrochet twiddle muffneedle case,

fingerless mittscircle tote bag, driftwood, owl, hair bows.

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  1. Hooty made me smile. Cool craft and nickname! As I read this post, there is a light covering of snow outside. So the seasons don’t always follow the calendar!

  2. How darn cute is that! Love that it’s all from recycled and thrifted items. How about an old small leaf rake on his head like a tuft of hair.

  3. Another adorable addition to the owl collection…how about some wings…I just know there is something in your stash of kitchen goodies that would be perfect! Maybe smash a couple whisk?!?!

  4. Hi Linda,
    You kept the best project until last, Hooty is a real hoot! You’re so clever and imaginative, thanks for bringing Hooty to MM this week.

  5. He’s so cute! I have no idea how you managed to create him with just some lids and cutlery. I guess I will never look at those in the same way now…Would adding some paint make him livelier? Maybe, but I think he’s just perfect now.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!