Hoo says you have to have a traditional fall wreath?
I made a framed chicken wire owl for my door instead!
I found the owl at JoAnn Fabrics.
I live there this time of year and no, this isn't a sponsored post. But if JoAnn would like to throw a few bucks my way, I'd be happy to take it.
JoAnn are you out there?
Is there really a JoAnn?
I bet if there is a JoAnn, she's at her sewing machine right now making a fantabulous quilt and not on the internet looking at owls on blogs.
The frame was 90 cents at the thrift store. I didn't even have to paint it, it was already this creamy fall color.
Please tell me it didn't use to be bright white and is just yellowed from cigarette smoke. THAT would totally ruin my fall state of mind.
I stapled chicken wire to the back of it and hung Hootie up (what else are you going to name an owl?) and all was good with the world.
Side story - I wanted chicken wire and my husband told me we already had some behind the shed. So I traipse back there only to see it was all rusty and balled up.
I proceed to Home Depot where I buy shiny new chicken wire, paint it with textured brown spray paint and it pretty much looks exactly like the rusty chicken wire behind the shed.
I really could have saved me a few steps by just using the old stuff I had instead of trying to make my new stuff look like it was old. Lesson learned!
Side, side story - I had planned on hanging this on my front door in true wreath fashion. But my wreath hanger snapped in two, probably because it was 25 years old and made of plastic, so I hung my owl friend on the wall instead.
And why, yes, that is a nail in my siding. Thanks for asking!
I don't recommend it, but it was here when we bought the house, so I just live with it and use it occasionally.
I repeat. DO NOT go outside and drive a nail through your siding just because that Pam girl on the internet has a nail on her front porch. Yes, it's useful. But yes, it's permanent and not in a good sort of way.
Do you have a traditional wreath on your door/siding? Or do you try to shake it up a bit?
UPDATE: You can see him and the rest of the fall porch decor on my Eclectic Vintage Farmhouse Fall Porch post. Hint, Hootie is not the only owl in my life!
Curtains in My Tree
I can't get a wreath on my new glass front door even with the wreath hangers thingie
I have a huge bar wire wreath on the front of my house and it's hanging where some old cable Tv wire use to be .
You gave me an idea to add something to it
susie @ persimmon moon cottage
Oh, that is the cutest framed Hootie !. The chicken wire is perfect framed. My chicken wire is currently occupied creating a chicken wire tomato plant protection tornado. A lot of it is rusty wire. You did well to use new chicken wire and paint it. The paint will keep it from staining any of your siding with rust. I envy the nail in your siding. I wanted to hang something on the front of our house. I actually stood out there hammer and nail in hand, but couldn't bring myself to hammer it into our one year old siding. Maybe next year when the siding is six months older. Or maybe I can find a very tiny nail that would only make a tiny hole.
Vickie @ Ranger 911
I don't give a hoot if that frame is stained with nicotine, it's a darn perfect wreath for Hootie! Aren't you glad the previous owner pounded that nail in the perfect spot for you to hang seasonal stuff? No guilt decorating. Hootie's bound to make your guests smile, Pam!
No not as of yet. Heck I don't even have my Fall decor out yet.
School is kickn' my bootie.
Love it! How pretty! It is just perfect. Love the idea of the chicken wire on the frame.
I love this idea. Subscribing to your posts. 😀
marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
Cute, cute, cute. A perfect non-wreath.
I love owls! He's so cute...gonna have to copy!
Really cute but the link I followed to get here gave me the impression we were going to learn how to make the owl itself.
I'm not sure what link that would have been. I do have a really cute owl made from a wood slice that a lot of people have been making - the link for that one is http://www.houseofhawthornes.com/diy-wood-slice-owl/ and it goes into pretty good detail on how to make one yourself. It was also featured in Country Woman magazine a few months ago. Wonder if it was that one?