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Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fill the boxes with treats.

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Use punches to create the face of the owl. Rounds for the eyes, a heart for toes and beak.

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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.

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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

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Use foam tape to adhere the heart onto the front of the owl.

Recycled Owl Valentines - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

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.

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Dress up the owl with a paper rose, and some twine bows.

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Recycled Owl Valentines - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Recycled Owl Valentines - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Recycled Owl Valentines - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Recycled Owl Valentines - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

They are great for a small class party. Make a bunch at a time to give to friends and family!

Enjoy!
kris

 



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5 Responses to Recycled Owl Valentines

  1. Mari says:

    What a cute idea! just shared with my girlfriend for my nieces and nephews. Thank you :)

  2. Reelika says:

    Very cute idea! I included this to my Valentine’s Day blog post as well as one of my favorite Valentine’s gift idea. I love it!

  3. marybeth says:

    very very cute. my granddaughter loves owls! how is the top of the tub held closed to keep its shape and keep the goodies in? thanks for such a great tutorial

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Marybeth! thank you so much. Unless the candy is really heavy the lid stays closed just by the bend in the cardboard tube. If you are nervous, you could add a dot of glue between the lid folds to keep it closed.
      kris

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