Owl Pillow Boxes

Hi everyone! I finally had a moment to photograph a fun project that I worked on when I was super pregnant & super bored :)

I saw these on Pinterest (LOVE that site!!) and I just knew I had to make them. How freaking cute are they? I followed the instructions from Gen exactly. You will need the Sizzix pillow box die, a 3/4″  and 1 1/4″ circle punch, large oval punch, and trio of hearts SU! punches. (see my post about my favorite punches)

note: please disregard the dusty table…I haven’t been up to much cleaning with a newborn in the house, and go figure that my camera would pick that up, right??

You could put candy or money in these little boxes – a perfect favor for a party, birthday, get together, etc. I made all sorts of silly faces & positions with these little guys. I like that they are all different:

The base of the owls are all cardstock – I went through my stash of designer paper to find matching monotone paper to use for the little feathers. The colors don’t need to be exact, just similar enough. Once all the elements were punched, these went together really quickly!

All cardstock used was either Stampin Up or Papertrey Ink.

Also, I wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to all of you sweet blog readers who have left so many kind & thoughtful comments for our family & little Miss Brooke. Please know that I do take the time to read each & every one of your comments & they mean so much to me!!

We have been doing great as a family of 3 – just enjoying every moment with our little peanut, and sharing her with lots of awesome family & friends who have come to visit! It’s really nice to have such supportive friends & family – it has certainly made the last 2 weeks much easier. I will leave you with a few more pics :)

This first one is of Brooke last week sleeping on her Daddy. Makes my heart melt into a million pieces…

And here we are as a family on Easter Sunday – it was about 75 degrees out that day – and I was going a little stir crazy being couped up all week long. So we went out for our first walk together. Brooke is in there somewhere, underneath the canopy and blankets, haha!


  1. Those owls are just beautiful, but even more beautiful is the picture of your precious precious daughter. Thanks for the warm and fuzzy your post has left me with…

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  3. so cute! totally going to make those for the teachers at our school for the gift cards we got! love this!

  4. those are super super cute…oh and the kid is too! 😉

  5. OH! LOVE THOSE!!! Hee hee, found them through a pin on pinterest! And your baby is super cute!! Congrats :) PS – If you are interested, check out the owls in my etsy shop….I LOVE OWLS and it seems all owl lovers have a special bond, don’t you think?!!! http://www.cottoncupcakeshoppe.etsy.com

  6. Just found your blog and am SO glad I did!! We’re having our first baby (a boy) in August and my shower is owl themed, so I may be attempting these adorable boxes! Thank you thank you for posting this and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! *Amy

  7. Just fell upon your site while working on my own and Wow! I am super impressed with your cute owls. I too use the pillow boxes for some of my projects but your owls win. Great job

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