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Have I got a fun project to make out of a recycled liquid soap bottle . . . a cute little handcrafted owl!.
Handcrafted owls are so popular right now. I knew I could make a very whimsical looking one out of an empty liquid soap bottle I was about to throw away.

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  • How to make a recycled model. Recycled Bottle Owl - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. Using an empty liquid soap bottle (shaped somewhat like an owl), I removed the labels and cut off the screw top with a hot knife.

    2. Glued burlap onto the bottle using Aileen's Extra Tacky Glue.

    3. For the eyes I used cut pieces of cotton twine and glue them in a circular pattern around cutout cardboard circles. Once dried I added plastic animal eyes and glue the entire pieces onto the burlap covered bottle.

    4. To cover the hole in the top of the bottle, I cut out a square piece of burlap and glued it on with the pointed edge beween the eyes. Then glue twigs into the shape of a "v" between and above the eyes.

    5. Make sure the pointed edge of the burlap is centered before gluing on the back and gently crease the two edges that are to the left and right of the owl's head.

    6. Remove the scales from pinecones and add them to the sides of the owl with a glue gun.

    7. Overlap the pinecone scales from the bottom to the top sides.

    8. Add twigs for the tail to the back bottom of the owl. If you want, you can completely cover any remaining areas of the owl with twigs or any natural fibers.

    9. Use three pieces of floral twine wrapped wire glued together to make each of the owl's feet.

    10. Add a large pinecone scale between the lower portion of the eyes for the beak.

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