I am constantly amazed by and excited about all of the creativity that can be found on the Internet. Yesterday I discovered the coolest owl pillow boxes on Lynn Put's blog, Genevieve and Catherine's blog and Kerry's blog. Those of you who follow my blog regularly may remember that Robbie is fascinated by owls so I decided he'd love to receive a gift in an owl pillow box.
I don't own a pillow box die, but I do have a downloadable template for one that I purchased from Denami Design. I also have a huge stash of white pillow boxes that I purchased from Uline several years ago. I saw my stash when I was digging through my trunk of gift wrap, tissue paper, gift bags, etc. and decided to use one of the premade boxes.
I used my blue Marvy Uchida heart punch to create the owl's feet and my yellow Marvy Uchida heart punch to create his beak. I used a 1 3/8 circle punch for all of the owl's "feathers" and a 1.75 circle punch for his eyes. The pupils were punched with a .75 circle punch. I free cut his wings.
I glued just the upper part of each feather to the pillow box. All of the papers I used were from my scrap box. The more I create the more I seem to use and treasure my scrapbox. I added some rhinestones to the pupils to bring life to the owl.
This project took me less than 15 minutes to create. When I picked up my owl just now I realized he'd also look adorable on a gift bag so if you don't have a pillow box, you may want to created him on the front of a bag.
Have a great day!