Clearance Challenge: Owl Fern Holder

While I’m not really one to limit myself to a particular “theme” for a room, my daughter’s bedroom has, by default, ended up with a bit of a “woodland creatures” theme. We call her Bunny (no one knows why, it just came out one day when she was a baby, and it stuck) so I bought a bunny painting at Ross for her room, and things just went from there. Later, when she needed a small lamp, I found an adorable ceramic owl night light, and thus, a theme was born.

So, when I saw this owl candle holder at Home Goods on Clearance for $3.50, I knew it had to be Jovie’s. I assume that it was marked so low because there was once a candle inside and/or it could be interpreted as either autumn or Christmas decor. Either way, I tossed that baby in my cart with a smile. This would be perfect for the Clearance Challenge I was excited to be a part of once more. 

A while back, I bought these artificial ferns on Amazon. I only needed one for my project at the time, but they came in a pair, so the other has been floating around my home with no real place to live. Until now. For a girl with a woodland-themed room (apparently), Jovie was lacking some greens in her space, but I didn’t have a cute vessel for the extra fern. 

With a bit of leftover spray paint from another project for Jovie, I gave the owl candle holder a coat of Champagne Pink Metallic Spray Paint by Rust-Oleum. I was a bit concerned about how the glitter on the piece would look after being painted, but I love how it turned out. It still glitters a bit in direct light, but lacks the brazen shimmer it once had. 

Once dry, I stuffed my fern into my transformed beauty and set it on the shelf. Something was wrong. Because of the gaps in the design of the holder, the plant alone looked a bit sad and unfinished without something else inside. I turned to my wrapping paper cabinet, pulled out some white tissue paper, and stuffed that around the fern. Perfect.

I am so delighted with how this turned out. For now, it’s a beautiful way to add some green to my daughter’s woodland haven. In a few years, it can even revisit its intended life of a candle holder, but for now, I think I’ll avoid the open flames in my toddler’s room.




Check out what my amazingly talented friends did for their Clearance Challenge!:

Emily, LeCultivateur

Tara, Stilettos and Shiplap

Terrie, Decorate And More With Tip


Lindsay, The Farmhouse Eclectic


Dori, This Full Life 5


Jodi, The House house


Shae, Sweet Southern Grace


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily says:

    Your daughter’s room is darling!!! I love the owl fern planter! So cute!!! And, loving the color that you painted it! Perfection!!!


  2. Your daughter’s room is darling!! I love the owl germ holder! Love the color of spray paint that you used to transform it! Perfection!!!


  3. Dori says:

    Lindsay, this is so pretty! It’s perfect for her sweet woodlands room!


  4. Lindsay, I am loving the way you styled your clearance canister. What a great little addition to your daughter’s bedroom. I love it!


  5. Lindsay, I absolutely love the color you chose for the owl night light!! So pretty and perfect for this room!!


  6. jingaspringa says:

    How cute! That looks so perfect in your daughters room. Great find and great transfomation.
    Jodi House


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