Friday, December 21, 2012

Teacher Gifts: Owl Treat Bags


These little owl treat bags are one of my favorite things to make. They're easy, don’t require fancy tools and are always a hit with recipients.  The sentiment can be changed to fit the occasion. I used these as holiday gifts for teachers and staff.


To make each owl, I cut a 3 inch by 12 inch strip of patterned paper. I used the Once Upon A Christmas collection from Little Yellow Bicycle and scored the paper strips at 4.5 inches from either end. The score marks gave the owls a 3-inch base, perfect for flat-bottomed treat sacks from Martha Stewart. After scoring, I folded the paper into a tent shape.


To make the owl's eyes, I punched two large circles from cardstock, covered them with adhesive, then added twine and googly eyes.  I used Trendy Twine in Holly (green) and Holly Berry (green/red mix). I have a tutorial for making twine circles on this post.


This is a side view of the treat bags. To make the sentiments, I ran bits of scrap patterned paper through my printer. One owl says:  Whooooo's a great teacher?  You are!  The other owl says: Merry Christmas, Y'owl.



We'd love to have you play along in the Trendy Twine monthly challenge. You have until December 31 to enter. There's a great prize up for grabs. You can find out all the details here on the Trendy Twine blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. OH MY GOLLY these are just so stinkin' cute!!!! totally amazing izzy!! you really did an awesome job!!

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  2. what a super CUTE idea! Love those owls!

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  3. These are ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeeee the twine on the owl's eyes!! So Pinning these!!!

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  4. These are the absolute cutest, Izzy. I loved your Halloween version and it's fun to see how the project translates to Christmas. These are going to bring a huge smile to the recipients' faces!

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  5. Wow!!! These are just so cute! Love the die cut "face" with the twine eyes.

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  6. SO stinkin' cute! The twine eyes had me at hello. You make the best stuff Izzy! Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

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  7. Oh my gosh! These are just to cute. I love them!

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  8. Oh my goodness these are a hoot!!!

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  9. Your treat bags are so adorable. I love the twine so much! I also would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Izzy!!!!! Happy New Year, too!

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  10. Oh these are awesome!! What a genius idea! Going to pin them!!

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