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.
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.
Stumpy owl sits on the corner of the fence garden along with another member of the Stumpy Family.
This photo was taken in early spring before all the growth happens.Do you see the other Stumpy family members?
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!)
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.
I’m always on the lookout for more logs. Do you use old logs in your garden?
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