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Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Party 2015: Candy Corn Owl

Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Party 2015: I turned my popcorn box into a cute candy corn inspired owl candy dish!

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!

One of the other Hop sponsors is the Kunin Group and when I saw the felt pieces they sent I knew I wanted to make something candy corn inspired them. Why not an owl? Owls have both a Halloween and fall appeal to them - this means you won't have to tuck him away at the end of the month, he can hang around until Thanksgiving without seeming out of place!

All the felt pieces you'll need to create your own Candy Corn Owl!

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. 

Glueing all the felt pieces of the Candy Corn Owl into place!

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.

Glueing on the wings to the Candy Corn Owl.

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.

Trimming the Candy Corn Owl feathers.

Once you cut out all your pieces this project is easy enough to let the kids put together!

Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop 2015: Candy Corn Owl! #popcornboxparty2015

Now for the YOUR part! ENTER TO WIN BELOW 
then scroll down and see what all the other participants made with their popcorn boxes! 

Erin Sipes
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  1. Adorable box! What a fun use of felt :)

  2. What an adorable Candy Corn Owl Box!! So fun. I love that you shared directions on how to cut the felt!!! Loves- Madge


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