The Sunshine Committee is a group of teachers who have come together to offer little gifts of sunshine to teachers, staff and students who for whatever reason may need a little boost of sunshine. They offer encouragement, cheer, a pat on the back and more. I love the idea of this committee because I know how the simplest gesture of kindness can totally make a person's day.
Each month, the committee brings me a bag of goodies and I work my magic. Since everyone loves a little sweet treat we always have some candy. This month I was working with M&M's and candy corn. I decided to make some little pillow box treat holders with my Silhouette.
I downloaded this adorable turkey pillow box from the Silhouette online store. Perfect treat for the month of November. I added googly eyes instead of the paper eyes because, well, googly eyes are just plain fun! Inside, I put a small plastic bag filled with M&M's. These would work great with the fun size candy bars too as they are the perfect size.
The Silhouette website has a number of other cute Pillow Box ideas including an owl. Of course, even though the downloads are cheap, I knew I could make my own owl using the Turkey box since it had the same "ruffles" on the chest. For the eyes, I used a scalloped circle punch that I have used in the past. A simple yellow beak and some larger googly eyes and there you go.
I love these pillow box owls because they can be so many different colors to fit the seasons. I will definitely get the use out of this pillow box download.
A few months ago I had downloaded this fun owl treat holder from the Silhouette website as well. Using some fall colors, I created a few cute treat packets using the candy corn as well. I just love how they came out.
I sure hope that these fun projects bring some sunshine to our most deserving students, teachers and staff! I look forward to making more creations in the future.