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Mini Halloween Owl Treat Boxes


This craft is part of the 13 Days of Halloween project. Download number templates for the project, as well as the bug template for Day 3, in the tips and supplies post. Links to all of the crafts from this project can be found in the main 13 Days of Halloween post.

This is it, Day 13! This little owl may look menacing, but he’ll be holding Halloween treats for you when you get to the big day. Happy Halloween!

Quick Tip: If you’re pressed for time and want to speed up the process, you can cut 2″ wide x 3/4″ tall pieces of black cardstock and use decorative edging scissors (Fiskars Clouds and Scallop work very well for this) to make the feather ruffles, instead of cutting out the feather ruffle templates.


How to Make a Mini Owl Treat Box


Supplies Needed

mini owl treat box template (277Kb PDF)

black and orange cardstock

a stylus, ruler, and small cutting mat for scoring the box template (optional)

craft scissors

glue dots and double-sided tape

school glue

a small paintbrush

a paper plate or piece of paper

glitter (I used Martha Stewart Fire Opal)


Instructions

1. Print the templates onto cardstock. Page one of the template contains everything that will need to be printed on black; page two contains the beak and eye center pieces, which are printed on orange. Cut out all of the template pieces and, as shown in the picture, assemble the eyes and attach the beak to the horns using glue dots. Assemble the box according to the instructions found in the template file.

2. As shown in the picture, attach the feather ruffles to the box using glue dots or double-sided tape.

3. Using a small paintbrush and school glue, cover the beak in glue. Immediately sprinkle the glitter over the beak until it’s completely covered, and allow excess glitter to fall onto a paper plate or piece of paper below. Tap off any remaining excess glitter, and set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

4. Paint the eye center with glue, and use the technique in step 3 to complete the glittering process. Repeat for the second eye.

5. After the glue on the beak and eyes has dried completely, attach the eyes to the beak/horn piece using glue dots or double-sided-tape.

6. Attach the completed face piece to the front flap of the box using glue dots or double-sided tape. Fill with treats, and seal the box shut using glue dots, double-sided tape, or even a small piece of velcro.

Posted in Downloads, Tutorials | 13 Comments »

13 Responses

  1. jas says:

    ooo! ooo! I love these – so gorgeous!



  2. Ann in PA says:

    These are adorable. Thanks for the template! Can’t wait to make them.



  3. Luzmi_lucy says:

    Thanks for this tutorial it’s nice and symphatic. I like very much. Many blessings!!!



  4. Amy says:

    These are soooo cute I love owls! Can’t wait to make them! I hope you don’t mind, I copied your link and shared it on my website. :)



  5. Kristen says:

    Thanks, everyone!

    Amy – I don’t mind at all! Thanks for linking.



  6. Kelli at Holiday Crafts and Creations says:

    Oh my goodness!! This is so cute! I saw this on One Pretty Thing and just had to come check it out. I will definitely be bookmarking this to make in the future, Love it!



  7. Ann says:

    What a great collection of projects, thanks so much. Very clever, you are!



  8. Maururu says:

    Me encanta tu web!!

    El diseño, la temática, lo útil de cada una de las entradas…

    Buen trabajo y excelente gusto!!

    Maururu



  9. Lee-Anne says:

    This is so stinkin cute!



  10. Mounette says:

    Merci pour le PDF
    La petite boite est très chouette !!!



  11. cata says:

    Simply adorable!
    Thank you indeed for sharing
    Regards from Italy
    Cat



  12. W. Henry-Elwell says:

    Thank you for sharing this template and craft! It’s a combination of some of the worlds greatest things: owls, little boxes, an unique ideas (all wrapped up in wonderfulness of being makable by hand). I love this!

    Hoot.



  13. Paula says:

    Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing all your fun projects! Found you through Pintrest



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