Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Owls



I know most people do spring cleaning, but this year I’m attempting to do some Fall De-junking. When I looked around at all of the “Stuff” in our house, I thought it would be fun to just use stuff from our Junk Drawer to create my tag.  

I layered pennies on for the feathers, safety pins for the claws, paper clips for the wings, an acorn (how did that get in there?) for the beak and luckily for me, I even had googly eyes to put on my owl. I even put it all together with the one of many glue guns in the drawer! Once it was assembled I noticed that the beak really blended in with the pennies, so, I took a bit of WhiteOut and rubbed it on the acorn. It still didn’t look right so I dug back in the drawer and got a red marker to color it. I must admit that I “cheated” and used paper from my studio for the background, a saw to cut my acorn in half and a hole punch for the string but other than that I really got it all out of that one little drawer! Now, I’m off to clean that drawer!

Wishing you all a creative week!
Best, Mary Ann



19 comments:

  1. Great fun tag, an ingenious use of limited resources. Pennies are perfect for feathers, love the big eyes and acorn beak, Jane xx

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  2. Gorgeous junkie owl, love him! Have fun cleaning! Valerie

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  3. He's just fantastic - what a wonderful little creation - so clever! I'ts recycling at it's best!

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  4. How clever! Nicely done!

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  5. What a fabulous recycled owl he is. He looks like a happy wee soul too. Great job maryann :0)

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  6. What a creative a sweet owl tag Mary Ann, love your owl.
    anni

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  7. What a fantastic idea - I love it!

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  8. Hello Maryann,
    I love your fall Owl tag! That is a fab way to de clutter....reuse and recycle! Yay!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  9. Fantastic idea!!! LOVE your junk drawer owl!! :)

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  10. Very clever...just adorable!

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  11. How fun! I love how this challenge is bringing out such innovative use of tools and materials. Blessings!

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  12. Brilliant use of 'drawer' bits! I would never have thought of using penniies that way! x

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  13. Such a special little tag and good for you to take the 'recycle' path!

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  14. Brilliant idea and a great little owl tag, I love the effect the pennies have :)

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  15. Don't clean it Maryann just visit it more often! Your owl is fab. What a great use of unusual items.

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  16. What a lovely "junk owl"! He is really cute, and it is such a good way to use up that clutter!
    Jane x

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  17. What a great idea - your upcycled owl is really a superb specimen

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  18. Such a clever thing to do - I would be really scared to limit myself in this way but you have succeeded in making a fabulous owl! Carolyn x

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  19. Fabulous idea... love this tag cute owl... May x

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