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How To Make A Junk Art Owl Using Bling And Rust

Make teeny tiny owl decor using costume jewelry and a vintage hardware pull.

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I love putting bits and pieces of stuff together. I just pull out my junk stash and go through it until an idea hits me.

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Last week when I made a Mermaid and my granddaughter thought it was an Owl. I don’t know how she came up with that. I did think it was interesting because I had these pieces laid out just waiting for me to put them together.

The flower broach has been in my bling stash for a while. Every time I looked at the broach all I could see were owl eyes. I guess it’s the shape of the two blooms? Anyway, I would think about how to create the owl and always thought I would cut the broach in half …separate the eyes.

Luckily I spotted the drawer pull one day and ta-dah….an idea was born. I thought the shape of the white wood piece might work nicely but then decided it didn’t.

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I went searching through the wood bin again and came up with the rectangular piece that had been painted sometime ni the past.

wire hanger

Before I attached the bling and pull I finished the back by adding a hanger and then wall protectors on each corner.

using an electric drill

I drilled a screw hole for the furniture pull and attached it to the board. The pull has a screw attachment that has to be recessed into the wood….that’s important for this project. I was able to attach the pull and it holds the “eyes” in place.

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This is how it looks in the back with the pull attached. Just one screw.

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I bent the broach slightly and slid it under the pull. Then I tightened the screw until it held the “eyes” in place. And that was it. How about those turquoise eyes….pretty.

See my mixed media Mermaid here.

Leave a note if you have time and have a great day! Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I always enjoy your junk art pieces Kathy and Owl did not disappoint. Pinning to share ☺