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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: 02/06/14

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DIY MINI OWL TREAT BOXES!!

  This diy comes from www.domestifluff.com.  If you have children, this would make great treat or candy bag for that special Halloween party or to give to special friends!.



Mini Halloween Owl Treat Boxes




This craft is part of the 13 Days of Halloween project. Download number templates for the project, as well as the bug template for Day 3, in the tips and supplies post. Links to all of the crafts from this project can be found in the main 13 Days of Halloween post.
This is it, Day 13! This little owl may look menacing, but he’ll be holding Halloween treats for you when you get to the big day. Happy Halloween!

Quick Tip: If you’re pressed for time and want to speed up the process, you can cut 2″ wide x 3/4″ tall pieces of black cardstock and use decorative edging scissors (Fiskars Clouds and Scallop work very well for this) to make the feather ruffles, instead of cutting out the feather ruffle templates.





How to Make a Mini Owl Treat Box




Supplies Needed
black and orange cardstock
a stylus, ruler, and small cutting mat for scoring the box template (optional)
craft scissors
glue dots and double-sided tape
school glue
a small paintbrush
a paper plate or piece of paper
glitter (I used Martha Stewart Fire Opal)

Instructions
1. Print the templates onto cardstock. Page one of the template contains everything that will need to be printed on black; page two contains the beak and eye center pieces, which are printed on orange. Cut out all of the template pieces and, as shown in the picture, assemble the eyes and attach the beak to the horns using glue dots. Assemble the box according to the instructions found in the template file.

2. As shown in the picture, attach the feather ruffles to the box using glue dots or double-sided tape.

3. Using a small paintbrush and school glue, cover the beak in glue. Immediately sprinkle the glitter over the beak until it’s completely covered, and allow excess glitter to fall onto a paper plate or piece of paper below. Tap off any remaining excess glitter, and set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

4. Paint the eye center with glue, and use the technique in step 3 to complete the glittering process. Repeat for the second eye.

5. After the glue on the beak and eyes has dried completely, attach the eyes to the beak/horn piece using glue dots or double-sided-tape.

6. Attach the completed face piece to the front flap of the box using glue dots or double-sided tape. Fill with treats, and seal the box shut using glue dots, double-sided tape, or even a small piece of velcro.

DIY PAPER STAR!!


As I have tried myself in a statement on how you fold these stars. Video is probably the right medium when to disseminate such explanations, but I and my photos make an attempt. If something is difficult explained, saithe from, so I'll try again :) Good luck!








1 The star is made up of eight square, so you start to cut these. I have made myself a template from thin cardboard, when you fast access to only draw around and cut out. I Stjerna creates here is the square which is 10x10 cm
2 Add the square in front of you with one point facing you, fold in half







Bring side along the center line








Bring and the new side along the center line






Grasp the upper tip and fold it to the right. It should run flush / along the litle triangle below. Fold up again and make the same on the opposite side. You have now created a cross, right? :) Turn the figure.






1 See the figure lies like the picture.
2 Grasp the bottom tip and fold it to the left of the crease that you made before you turned the figure.










You now have an oblique triangle that lies above a little bigger. The largest triangle has a fold, you should fold here, put the left part to the right. The litle oblique triangle bends now, and what you should do with it, is to follow the traces crossed folded me before, so it settles fine until the Great.










Does it look like now? :) When one has found "Lingsar", it is very simple. And you have plenty of opportunity to practice, in order to unfold Eight. Pulling back to the start! 









No we have come to the mounting portion. A set star pieces together while inserting the smallest tip into the back "flap" in the largest. I think it's okay to have them in your lap for gradually thi maybe some out. It is tempting to tighten them well, but when it becomes difficult to get into the final. It is therefore advisable that they hang a little loosely in so tight you eventually.





When all the pieces are composed, starts you tight. It makes you to gently pull the ends.

BURN'S NIGHT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!!!




Robert Burns



    Burns Night is annually, celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25th. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld Lang Syne".


reading some poetry for Burns' night



What People Do?

    Many people and organizations hold a Burns' supper on or around Burns' Night. These may be informal, only for men, only for women, or for both genders. Formal events include toasts and readings of pieces written by Robert Burns. Ceremonies during a Burns' Night supper vary according to the group organizing the event and the location.






    The evening centers on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage made from a sheep's stomach) on a large platter to the sound of a piper playing bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the "Address to Haggis". This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish dish. At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.


Some whiskey and Haggis


Public Life

    Burns' Night is an observance but it is not a bank holiday in the United Kingdom.

Background

    Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland , on January 25, 1759. He died in Dumfries, Scotland, on July 21, 1796. He was a poet and wrote many poems, lyrics and other pieces that addressed political and civil issues. Perhaps his best known work is "Auld Lang Syne", which is sung at New year's Eve celebrations in Scotland, parts of the U.K., and other places around the world. Burns is one of Scotland's important cultural icons and is well known among Scottish expats or descendants around the world. he is also known as "Rabbie Burns", the fa"Bard of Ayrshire", "Scotland's favorite son"; and in Scotland as "The Bard".


Men in their kilts


    Robert Burns' acquaintances held the first Burns' supper on July 21st, the anniversary of his death, in Ayshire, Scotland, in the late 1700's. The date was later changed to January 25th, which marks his birthday. Burns' suppers are now held by people and organizations with Scottish origins worldwide, particularly in Australia, Canada, England, and the United States.

Symbols

    The Scottish flag is often displayed at Burns' Night celebrations. It is known as the Saltire and consists of a rectangular blue background with thick white bars on the diagonals. The diagonals form a cross that represents Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
    At Burns' Night events, many men wear kilts and women may wear shawls, skirts or dresses made from their family tartan. A tartan was originally a woolen cloth with a distinctive pattern made by using colors of weft and warp when weaving. Particular patterns and combinations of colors were associated with different areas, clans and families. Tartan patterns are now printed on various materials.


A plate of some Scottish delicacies

    Many types of food are associated with Burns' Night. These include: socock-a-leekie soup (chicken and leek soup); haggis; neeps (mashed turnips or swedes) and tatties (mashed potatoes); cranachan (whipped cream mixed with raspberries and served wit sweet oat wafers); bannocks (a kind of bread cooked on a griddle). Whiskey is the traditional drink.