Owl Always Love You Tree

For those of you that were here in October, you might remember the little owl that I made with my Halloween Toilet Paper Treat Boxes.  Unfortunately, he was all by himself and was becoming quite lonely. Since I have a soft spot for owls, I figured that Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to find him some new friends.

Now he has a whole flock full of friends!  {Sorry about the picture quality but if I waited to have natural light to shoot in I would never get anything posted!}
MATERIALS
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Scrapbook Paper {mine is from the Echo Park and My Mind’s Eye Valentine’s lines}
  • Bakers twine or thin ribbon
  • Black ink
  • Glue
  • Black Pen
  • Glitter {optional}
HOW TO
To create the pillow box, flatten one end of the tube and pinch to create the corners.  Fold in the ends of the roll to create a semi circle and pinch to define the fold.

Now it’s time to make some owls!

  1. Wrap baker’s twine around the roll and tie at the top.  This serves to hang the owl and also adds some extra support on the bottom so you don’t lose any chocolates!
  2. Cut a strip of scrapbook paper to fit around the roll.  Ink the edges and glue on.
  3. Cut out some wings and a triangle for the nose from some coordinating scrapbook paper.  Ink the edges and glue on.  
  4. Cut out two eyes {mine are approximately 3/4 inches in diameter cut from my Coluzzle}, ink the edges and draw in some google eyes.  You can’t really tell from the picture but I also added glitter to the black parts of the eye.
The owls could make cute treat boxes on their own or you can make a tree for them to hang out on.  I just brought in some branches from the backyard, found a pot, and added some vinyl to the front of it.  The branches were a little bear so I added some paper hearts and a few felt hearts as well.
The owls hold a few chocolates and a little note for the boys.  Hopefully the chocolate monster doesn’t get to them before the boys do!

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Comments

  1. says

    These are so stinkin’ adorable!!! I love owls. And I always hold onto my toilet paper tubes thinking I’ll find a use, but never do and end up recycling them. I will definitely be making some of these…just because they are cute. :)

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