This adorable owl valentine box is the perfect way to collect those cards on Valentine’s Day!

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When I was trying to come up with Valentine Box ideas for my latest segment on Suncoast View, I started with a unicorn valentine box, then a Harry Potter valentine box. What to do next? How about an owl valentine box!

I knew what I wanted to do but when I started cutting “feathers” out of craft foam, it was taking forever! I decided to give it up until I could find a better way. It didn’t take long. 

I was at the craft store the next day when I saw these foam flowers. The light bulb immediately lit up over my head…why not cut these apart to make the feathers!

Ready to make your own owl valentine box? Here’s what you’ll need.

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Owl Valentine Box

I cut the flowers apart so that each piece had two “feathers” and there was a single one left over. You’ll see how I used those pieces in  just a bit. 

I took the pieces that had two feathers and glued them in rows across the box. Three across seemed to fit just right. I glued them on until I got slightly more than halfway up, just doing the front for now.

Next, I cut out a big piece of yellow craft foam and glued it on to make the head, leaving the sides unglued at the bottom. That way more feathers could be added if needed.

I’d used the flower petals on this side but had just a little space left at the top. I glued on one of the single pieces, cut off the extra part and glued the yellow foam down over it. Some of the “feather” should still be sticking out though.

Next, I glued together three of the single pieces to make wings. What’s an owl without wings, right?

 

I also traced two large white circles, two medium blue circles, two small black circles and tiny white ones for the eyes. When I’m tracing circles, I usually just grab stuff from around the house. These eyes were made with the bottom of a glass, a shot glass and I think a quarter!

You’ll also want a small orange triangle for nose.

I’d noticed a few white spaces in my owl so I cut apart a couple more of the spare pieces and stuffed them in where they were needed.

Now our little owl was ready to fly away!

How cute did this turn out?! It’s now tied with my Monster Book Of Monsters valentine box for my all time favorite box. 

What should I make next? Share your best ideas and I’ll give it a try!

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