Thursday, October 11, 2012

Whooooo Wants A Treat? Happy Owl-o-ween!

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.

40 comments:

  1. CUTE...love how you made that sweet owl and your use of twine...genius.

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  2. Such a cool use of the twine, Izzy! Those big eyes alone are adorable but you really added that "wow" factor with the googly eyes and journaling card!

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  3. How stinkin' cute is that?!?! SUPER cute!!!! ;)

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  4. You are so creative Izzy! Absolutely adorable!!

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  5. wow izzy, this is so amazing!!! i love it!

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  6. That is too cute! I love the twine eyes!! :)

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  7. This is just so Adorable. Love what you did with the Twine it looks awesome especially with the googly eyes.

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  8. This is AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee those twine eyes!!! Off to pin this!!!!!

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  9. That is so cute and looks very easy too :)

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  10. OMGosh...I love how you used the twine! Adorable project!

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  11. WOW, awesome design!!! so cute Izzy:):)

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  12. Absolutely too cute :0)Love how you used the twine.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  13. Very cute, gotta love that color of twine!

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  14. So, so cute! I love owls, too.

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  15. Whooooo knows how to create the most adorable projects?? YOU...that's WHOOOOO!

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  16. Oh my goodness, how cute is that!!

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  17. Super adorable, love the big ole eyes!

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  18. Darling, Izzy. Love those eyes. I agree...owls are perfect for Halloween fun. Great tutorial too.

    Lesley
    Trendy Twine

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  19. This is just so cute! Just love it for a teacher gift.

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  20. I absolutely ADORE this Izzy!!
    <3 <3 <3
    You'll be featured at Paper Issues today! :)

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  21. Just as CUTE as CUTE can be! LOVE those twine eyes!!!

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  22. So cute Izzy. Those eyes are to die for. Hugs, Anita

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  23. This is adorable Izzy! Love those eyes :)

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  24. I just read you are part of the Once upon a christmas with LYB. Congrats!

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  25. This owl is beyond cute! So excited to be "cycling" with you!

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