Owl Bathroom Hook

Raya’s bathroom is getting a little facelift right now, and there are two things she loves: Dora, and owls.  Well, I don’t mind Dora 30 minutes at a time on Saturday, but I’d much rather embrace an owl theme when it comes to decorating. Owls are just way cuter. ;) I am not going all-out or anything, but I did want to add a few little touches.  So I started with this little hook!

Owl Bathroom Hook

The hook base is a design-your-own hook from D. Lawless Hardware in oil-rubbed bronze.  I got some goodies a while back and I realized that I could use polymer clay to personalize them exactly how I wanted.

This is not going to be a full tutorial today because it’s hard to explain as a step-by-step how to sculpt something… you kind of just have to wing it.  But I’m happy to give you some tips!

http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/bronzehook2.html

I covered my work surface with wax paper to keep it clean, and just formed the ball and the owl by hand.  For his eyeballs, I used a drinking straw to cut the tiny circles.

A few tips for working with polymer clay – be sure to follow the package directions precisely.  Brand by brand, the baking directions can vary, but generally you’ll be baking it in a low-temperature oven for 30 minutes for each 1/4 inch thickness.  That means these had to bake for about 2 hours.

Don’t use your kitchen utensils when you work with clay.  Kitchen utensils work great – don’t get me wrong – but once you’ve worked with clay they will no longer be food safe.  You’ll have to work it for several minutes when you first get started to condition it – I find rolling it out flat several times works best for me to soften it enough to work with.

I rolled out about a 1″ ball, and an owl just slightly larger.

Owl Bathroom Hook

I used tiny bits of other colors of clay to make his face and wings.  Then, I used a drinking straw to poke a hole in each clay shape vertically.

Owl Bathroom Hook

Making my shapes only took about 20 minutes, but it did need to bake for a bit – around 2 hours.  When it was done baking and cooled, I mounted the shapes on my hook.

Owl Bathroom Hook

It assembles in under a minute – all you have to do is put the screw through, and screw it into the hook base.

Owl Bathroom Hook

Then, all that was left was to mount it on the wall!

Owl Bathroom Hook

All right… I have to confess… this isn’t a towel hook in our bathroom.

Owl Bathroom Hook

Yeah.  It’s been awkward trying to find a place to put this during potty training.  But you can certainly use yours for something… more normal.  (Moms of toddlers have no idea what normal means anymore!) ;)

Adrianne

Comments

  1. says

    Oh I love owls, love em! But alas neither of my girls are in the slightest bit interested, but I can still love them right? You are sooooo talented , seriously how cute is that owl?
    Oh …um …what’s normal mean again?
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  2. Crystal says

    I love the pink owl!! You did a fantastic job of making it! It’s very creative!! Love it!!

  3. Dhruv says

    I would like to place this in my small cousin’s room.. He really loves owl.. Only because of the owl, he is awake in the night.. :)

    He will surely love it :)

    Thanks.!

  4. says

    You amaze me with the sculpting clay! Looks awesome! And I agree with you, Dora would not be my first choice for bathroom decor…. ;)

  5. says

    You are so talented, that owl looks awesome! And to tell you the truth you are pretty smart, our seat is sitting on the floor next to the toilet this is such a great idea for the potty training seat! Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

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