Whooo likes Winter? {Owl Art}

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Winter Owl Art at  http://girlinthegarage.net

After putting the Christmas decorations away the other day, my house seemed a little…. bare.  I wanted to make something appropriate for winter decor without it being too dreary.  I have a gorgeous wreath which you can see in this previous post that actually fell off my front door this year and some pieces broke off.  Thankfully the wreath survived but I couldn’t bring myself to throw the little branches away, so I saved them for an unknown future inspiration.  That inspiration finally came as an art project.

Winter Owl Art Supplies at http://girlinthegarage.net

First I covered an 8×10 canvas with painter’s drop cloth.  Then I picked an owl from my stencil sheet and traced it onto some floral fabric I bought at a yard sale, to give some color to the piece.  Normally I would have just painted the stencil but I wanted something a little more unique.  I cut out the owl pieces and glued them on with Mod Podge.  Next I nailed a sawtooth picture hanger on the back for hanging.  Then I spent a while repositioning the “icy” winter branches and finally secured them with a hot glue gun.  Lastly I added some upholstery tacks around the edges to complete the piece of art.

Winter Owl Art at http://girlinthegarage.net

Winter Owl Art side view at http://girlinthegarage.net

Remember that “art” comes in many forms- it doesn’t always mean drawing or painting.  (Heck, I can barely even draw a stick figure!)  So look around your house or your garage and see what you already have with new eyes- then go make some creative art!

I’ve been keeping warm this winter by staying inside to work on projects, watching football, and building Lego cities with my sons.  What do you like to do to pass the time while waiting for warmer sunny days?


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15 Comments on Whooo likes Winter? {Owl Art}

  1. Stefanie W
    January 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm (6 years ago)

    I love owls! Such a cool idea. Visiting from Power of Pinterest 🙂
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    • Jen
      January 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks for visiting, Stefanie! I like owls too… something cool and quirky about them. 🙂

  2. Tanya
    January 12, 2013 at 2:07 am (6 years ago)

    I love your winter owl!!!! Here from POP and Pinning now 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya
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    • Jen
      January 12, 2013 at 7:55 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Tanya! I’ll check out your page too. 😉

  3. Diana Rambles
    January 14, 2013 at 11:09 am (6 years ago)

    I love the use of real twigs. Thanks for linking up at DianaRambles.com. I am now following you via Facebook & Pinterest!
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    • Jen
      January 15, 2013 at 8:08 am (6 years ago)

      Nice to see you again, Diana. 🙂 Thanks for following!

  4. DesignedByBH
    January 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I love this idea! I definitely think using the material was a good choice as opposed to just paint. I’m going to pin it to my “owl” board on Pinterest. 🙂
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    • Jen
      January 15, 2013 at 8:07 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you! Glad you stopped by.

  5. Jen @ Noting Grace
    January 16, 2013 at 11:11 pm (6 years ago)

    What a beautiful piece of art! I love it!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

    • Jen
      January 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Jenna! 🙂

  6. Virginia
    February 15, 2013 at 9:01 am (6 years ago)

    I love this cute little owl! Pinned it and will be on the look out for those stencils. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great weekend.
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  7. Linda
    February 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm (5 years ago)

    Winter owl art? How about 12 mos of Owls? Lol I love them and love this idea. Def going to do this.


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