My family does this thing where they find out you like something and then they buy you a million of it. I made the mistake of letting my family know that I liked owls, and guess what? I got so many things with owls on them. You name it, I had it with an owl on it. They were adorable and I loved them but I had SO MANY owls. It’s really no wonder I’m such a packrat.
So today I’m sharing one way to love owls! These owl toilet paper roll treat boxes are easy to make and perfect for party favors or thank you gifts. I gave mine away to Andrew’s coworkers with candy inside, but you can find plenty of great ways to utilize these as gifts. Hint: Mother’s Day is coming up if you want to give your mom a little something.
Time: 25 minutes
Supplies (one treat box):
- Toilet paper roll
- Craft paint
- Scrap paper, patterned
- Scrap paper, matching solid
- Scrap paper, white
- Scrap paper, black
- Scrap paper, orange
- 1 1/2 inch circle punch
- 3/4 inch circle punch
That might seem like a lot of supplies for an easy craft, but I promise it’s super easy!
First, prime the toilet paper roll with one coat of craft paint. Choose a color that coordinates well with your papers – the patterned paper will be the owl’s feathers and the solid paper will be the wings. You should also have white, black and orange paper to become the eyes, feet and beak.
Once the paint is dry, you can begin creating the owl. Fold in the bottom of the toilet paper roll. Cut out a heart shape of the orange paper, turn it upside down, and glue it to the bottom middle of the toilet paper roll to make the owl’s feet.
Use the 3/4-inch circle punch to cut at least 12 small circles out of your patterned paper. Glue three rows of circles to the roll, starting at the bottom and allowing the circles to overlap. Cut a triangle out of orange paper and glue it to the middle of the top row, creating the beak. Cut long oval-shaped wings out of the solid colored paper, and glue each to the top sides of the toilet paper roll – position them however you want!
Use the 1 1/2-inch circle cutter to cut two circles out of white paper, and glue them overlapping each other slightly at the top. The eyes should conceal the edges of the beak and top row of feathers. Lastly, cut two 3/4-inch circles of black paper and glue to the inside of the eyes, playing around with position however you want.
Give all of the glue a few minutes to dry before inserting the candy. Pour candy into the top of the owl and close it up the same way at the bottom. Ta-da! Cute, right? They’re great little treat boxes for birthdays or even just because!