I'm on a little owl kick but I just can't help it. I love the exaggerated features, especially the big eyes, and owls are the perfect critter for Halloween fun.
For this project, I used Echo Park's Chillingsworth Manor collection and Trendy Twine's orange licorice to whip up a Halloween treat bag. This was a really fast and simple project.
I started by cutting a piece of double sided patterned paper 3 x 12 inches, scored at 4.5 inches from either end. I folded the paper into a tent, stitched across the top to secure it shut, then added a large triangle beak.
The scoring measurements gave the treat container a 3-inch base which fits flat-bottomed treat sacks from Martha Stewart. I buy the MS bags at Michaels and always keep some in my stash.
To make the owl's eyes, I used a punch to cut two large circles from black cardstock, covered them with adhesive, then added twine. To wind the twine, I started by tying a knot and using that knot to anchor the twine in the center of the circle. Then I carefully wound the twine tightly around the knot and around the circle until all the cardstock was covered.
After I made the twine circles, I added large googly eyes. I glued the twine circles on top edge of the triangle nose and added a die-cut journaling spot behind the eyes. Lastly, I ran a journaling card through my printer to add the sentiment: Whooooo wants a treat?
You can find more Halloween-themed design team projects on the Trendy Twine blog all this month. You can also play along! To join the Trendy Twine October challenge, see the details on this post.
Linking to: Tip Me Tuesday.