Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by Kristen Swain5
Recycled Owl Valentines
Friends, I don’t know if it could quite be Valentine’s Day if I didn’t do a recycled tube craft.
I love to use these paper tubes for boxes.
They hold the perfect tiny amount of candy.
And they are SOOOO much fun to dress up!
I think what I love best is that the minions can easily help make them.
I love that fun sense of pride they will have as they hand these out for class parties.
Don’t worry, you could also fill them with dollar store toys – little games, stickers, bubbles etc.. for a non-candy gift!
Are you ready to make these recycled owl Valentines? Let’s get to work!
Gather up several toilet paper tubes, and some masking tape.
Here is the link for the Cricut Craft Room download.
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I layered two pieces of tape over the end of the tube, criss-crossed to add strength and stability. I smoothed out the wrinkles as I went.
Next, measure patterned paper to fit just a little bit larger the the length of the tube. Wrap the tube in the paper. Turn the open end to the top. Fold in on either side, then fold in on the other side, like shown, to create the end pieces that create the box top. This also makes the tufts of feathers that owls have.
Fill the boxes with treats.
Use punches to create the face of the owl. Rounds for the eyes, a heart for toes and beak.
Cut the top of the heart off to create the beak. I layered on two pieces, folding and popping the top beak so it stands up a bit.
Use your Cricut to cut out scalloped ovals for wings. I used two sizes, and layered them on each owl.
I also cut the hearts out with my Cricut.
I used these carts -
Storybook – scalloped oval
Create a Critter 2 – Heart
Use foam tape to adhere the heart onto the front of the owl.
Print your greeting out. I love the fun puny saying!
Cut your sayings into rectangles, then trim a V from the bottom to make them into a banner.
Dress up the owl with a paper rose, and some twine bows.
They are great for a small class party. Make a bunch at a time to give to friends and family!