These cute owls can be used as decorations or favors at an owl-themed birthday party, as Valentine's, OR simply as fun girlfriend gifts (see below for optional sayings).
There are a lot of different pillow box patterns on the web,
but I used this one from Janna Wilson:
Print the pattern onto colored cardstock:
Cut out the pattern. (Optional: Use a circle punch for the half circle on the end.) Score the fold lines with a scoring tool or use the dull end of a spoon/fork to trace along the lines.
Fold the pattern and tape/glue the flap to the inside of the box. Gently bend in the curved ends. To decorate your owl, punch paper circles in a coordinating pattern and layer them on the box for feathers. The feet are small ovals (or you could use an upside down heart). The beak is a small triangle. Layer larger circles for the eyes. Optional: If you want wings, cut a large oval in half (personal preference, they are cute either way).
Just fill them with candy/treats and tissue paper and you're done!
Wise Words (sing along with the songs):
For your Bible Study:
- OWL Follow Him (from Sister Act)
For your girlfriend who is having a bad day/week/month:
- OWL Stand By You (The Pretenders/Rod Stewart)
- OWL Be There For You (Theme song from "Friends")
- OWL Survive (hey, hey) (Gloria Gaynor)
For your son to give to his sweetie:
- OWL Always Love You! (Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton)
For someone who is moving away:
- OWL Remember You! (Sarah McLachlan)
- OWL Be A Monkey's Uncle (for a new niece or nephew?)
- You're a Hoot!
- Whoo Loves Ya Baby?
- OWL Miss You
- From OWL of us!
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