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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Making an Owl's Nest

I have been using owls in my fall decorating and they need some NESTS!   Since my owls are fairly big  (about 7-8" tall)  they need some big nests.    I searched the stores and the ones I found were either too small or too pricey.
When I started to put this fall vignette together on our coffee table,   I  had a certain look in mind and I needed a large nest.
Yesterday I had been decorating the front porch with some sunflower heads......hummmm....what if I turned one of those upside down!     The large cavity in the back of the sunflower makes a really nice nest.    I set my "nest" between some antlers......filled it with moss....and other dried materials from the yard.
I really like the natural look of my nest.    
I lined the edge of the nest with some dried pumpkin stems.    Of course,   my owl needed some eggs,   so I placed some grey and white marble eggs in the nest.
I tied some jute between the antlers and hung a fall banner with pink sparkly clothespins (Michaels)  

Behind the owl you can see  (not very well, sorry)  some candle sticks that I used dried pumpkin stems in place of candles.   
My banner is made from  left over paint sample cards that I have repuposed to make my banner.      I love the fall  look that the Behr bear gives the banner.
I placed some more dried pumpkin stems around the a small white pumpkin...
You may recognize the sweet little owl in my nest from an earlier post on my fall mantle.    The only owl I had left for my nest was too,  he had to change places with the mantle owl.   
I hope that my post gave you some inspiration to make nests for your owls out of unusual items!


  1. Bonjour,

    Une création incroyable... L'ambiance automnale est bien installée !

    Gros bisous ✿❀✿

  2. I really like the owls, they are one of my favorite animals. I like the, up close and personal just like you have them. ((HUGS)) Jo

  3. hello
    le hibou symbole de la sagesse
    un petit coin façon " cabinet de curiosités " très bien réalisé
    edith (iris) France

  4. Penny, what a creative idea! I love the sunflower head for the base! It turned out great and I love your owls too!

  5. Penny,
    Wow, again I am blown away! I love the owl nest so creative.. Want to come over and help me?

  6. Penny, You are a genus in making that nest. Love it. I like the mantle owl also. xoxo,Susie

  7. Belissimo, adorei o ninho e a coruja. Sua casa é linda. Parabéns.
    Tenha um ótimo dia.

  8. Witaj:)) Zaglądam do Ciebie często. Tym razem muszę powiedzieć parę słów. Cudowne są Twoje sówki, a ta dekoracja ze słonecznikiem po prostu przecudna!!! Jaka u Ciebie piękna jesień.
    Pozdrawiam ☺

  9. You always give me a lot of inspirations! That nest is mazing, Penny! I love, love your fall decors.

  10. Every time I spot something new here... like that cute pinecone owl. Thank you for linking it up at

  11. OMG I LOVE IT!!! Your house and your decorations are as beautiful as you!! Thanks for sharing the nest that is so flippin cool!! XOXO Love Fran.

  12. Such a clever decorating idea. I love how you made it out of all natural materials, and I do think every owl needs roses in their nests. Beautiful!

  13. Cute idea to use the back of the sunflower for the base Penny. I have a few owls and love them. Bought another one yesterday. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Penny,
    Really cute....... I am still trying to finish decorating my Living Room for fall..... Got the Fall Tree done but still need to do other things....


  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely home and decorations with us.

  16. Absolutely charming, Penny!


  17. What a creative idea! Thank you for sharing this week at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday. :)


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