Whooooo Loves You? {Valentine Treat Boxes}

So despite the fact that my Christmas decorations are still not completely put away yet, I decided to bring out my Valentine’s decorations on the weekend.  All of the Valentine’s inspiration around the blogosphere had me itching to go! :)
Since I didn’t really have any time to be doing this, I ended up revamping a project from last year.  You know, just to feel like I was getting started…
This was my little Christmas tree that held my chalkboard ornaments and I really wasn’t ready to pack it away yet.  So I pulled out my toilet paper Valentine’s owls and hung them on the tree with some felt and paper hearts that I had made.  The owls will hold little treats and notes for the boys once February starts.
For those of you that would like your own parliament of owls {did you know that’s what a group of owls is called???} here is the owl treat box tutorial for you:
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.

I am also loving my new pillow that I bought {It’s from Spruce for all of you locals}. It has kind of been a tough week around here so I was in need of some retail therapy.  Ruffles always make me feel better. ;)
The boys are looking forward to the start of February and are already guessing what will be inside of the owls.   And I am looking forward to doing a little more decorating for the holiday of LOVE!

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  1. says

    Good Morning! The owls are so cute, thank you for sharing them.Years ago when my girls were little we would take a branch from a birch tree or wild dogwood and make a valentine tree,they really enjoyed it. Hope your boys enjoy yours. Take care and thank you!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh, these are the cutest owls ever! I love them. I have to pin these cuties. :) I have to make these for my student’s Valentine’s cards.

    I have a linky party going on now, and would be so honored if you would share these.

  3. says

    I have just finished making an owl for my youngest daughter. After a lot of trouble I finally got it finished (it took 45 minutes)and it looks cute. I’m going to find some of the white toilet rolls and make a whole heap of them for my girls. Thanks for this :)

  4. says

    Hello, sorry I don’t speak english well but I’m trying cause I’d like to say I love your owls and I”ll try to do one with my daughter . May be I’ll send a photo … Thank you very much to give these ideas and …
    à bientôt !

  5. says

    Hello from a new reader since the beginning of the year. I live in Ontario, but my son and his family live in Abbotsford (just down the road from you). Recently, I made a “family of owls” and filled them with Hershey Kisses and sent them west with a friend that was visiting the area. They just love them!

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

    I’m visiting my son and family in March (I’m an elementary teacher and it’s our March break). Do you have any suggestions to where to shop for interesting/unique things in the area?

    Hugs,
    Heather

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