I found this owl at the dollar store (Dollar Tree).
To be honest: I thought it was pretty ugly, but since I am decorating the room of our youngest with owls, I saw some potential. The shape was OK, and there was nothing that a little paint couldn't fix.
Even the cashier had her opinion about them,
mumbling something about "ugly little creatures" when she put them in the bag.
I even bought 3 of them, so I mentioned that I was going to paint them and use them to decorate my daughter's room.
Not sure what she thought of me :)
Anyway, this is what they turned into after a little bit of TLC:
It was pretty simple, and hardly cost anything.
Want to do your own ugly figurine transformation?
All I did was paint the owls with some craft paint (two layers).
Then, I cut some fabric scraps to cover their wings and belly,
and glued them in place with Mod Podge.