For the past couple years Laura, of Laura Kelly Designs and Me and My Inklings, has hosted a Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop and this year, I'm happy to announce, I was asked to participate! The gist of the hop is that up to 50 bloggers are given a popcorn box and asked to create something...anything, as long as it is uses the box. Before I go into how I turned my plain popcorn box into a candy corn inspired owl box let me share the part of this Hop that includes YOU!
This year the boxes were provided by World Market who are also sponsoring a contest! WooHoo! Everyone loves a contest and all three of these prizes would be awesome to win so, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post and get entered, via Rafflecopter. The first prize is a $50 World Market gift certificate, second prize is a $100 gift card for Lollipics for custom designed treats, and third prize is a Sizzix Big Shot Machine.
Now, on to the crafting!
To make your own Candy Corn Owl Popcorn Box you'll need white, yellow, orange, and black felt. I'm sorry I didn't make a printable template for the felt pieces but I promise they're not hard to cut free hand. Here's what you'll need. (Yep, in the picture above I made a boo boo - the beak should be black and the curved feathers should be orange.)
In WHITE-two circles about 1 1/2" in diameter (EYES) and four 1"x4" rectangles (CHEST FEATHERS).
In YELLOW two 6" to 7" ovals with pointed ends-you'll need to trim off one end (WINGS) and two 1" ovals (IRISES).
In ORANGE three 1"x4" rectangles and one 2"x4" rectangle with one side curved (CHEST FEATHERS), and two 1/2" by 1 1/2" rectangles (EYEBROWS).
In BLACK two very small circles or squares (PUPILS), and one small triangle 3/4"ish (BEAK). Note: I used black paper instead of felt and it worked just fine.
In addition you'll need a popcorn box (DUH), white paint, and glue.
To get started I painted the box white (4 coats and you could still see the red - go figure) and while the paint was drying I cut out my felt pieces and gave all the white and orange rectangles a fringe and glued all the pieces of the eyes together.
Once the box was dry I began glueing everything on starting with the white and orange feathers, just be sure to cap the chest off with the white curved top rectangle! Next came the beak, then the eyes, and finally the wings.
You'll notice in the picture below I glued the wings on at a angle so that they would overlap to the front of the box.
ALMOST FORGOT! Because the box is wider at the top than the bottom I trimmed the feather pieces so that they were flush with the sides of the box. SEE BELOW.
Once you cut out all your pieces this project is easy enough to let the kids put together!
Now for the YOUR part! ENTER TO WIN BELOW
then scroll down and see what all the other participants made with their popcorn boxes!