This project originally appeared on my website, www.robives.com
The shape of the Owl Box is inspired by a papertoy batman I came across whilst exploring the many and varied pages of Pinterest. I'm afraid I can't find it again so I'm afraid I can't give credit where it is due.
That said, lets get on and make this simple but delightfully cute owl!
Start by downloading the owlbox.pdf file ready to print out.
I started out by printing out the Owl onto a sheet of thin card (230micron/ 67lb) then printing a page from the Polka-dot Pattern downloaded from my website for free on the reverse. The polka-dots gives the inside of the box a nice finished feel. I then set the paper aside to let the ink dry completely before following these few steps to construct the owl box.
Score along all the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.
Pre-crease all the dotted and dashed lines. Note that the dashed lines are hill folds and the dotted lines are valley folds.
Fold round and glue together the head part into a square paper tube.
Fold in the top front and back to make the two "ears"
And that's it! The head acts as a box top. Fill your owl with candy and give it to a friend.