DIY Spring Decor
I am going to host a Welcome Spring Party during Spring Break for my kids. But, I am gathering and DIY’ing a lot the party decor now. The inspiration for our party is a printable set I designed last Spring. (Look for those printables soon) The main design on the printable set is a cute little bird my son drew for me. So, when I saw the Eileen Hull Bird Die at Sizzix, I instantly knew I wanted to make some birds for our party. However, I wanted them to be 3-D birds, not flat, I also can’t sew…Finally, I like to be able to use and create party decor that I can use that isn’t just for the party. These little no sew birds are perfect DIY Spring Decor too.
I made a whole flock of little birds in less than an hour, so they are truly simple.
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Paint Pen or Permanent Marker
Begin by cutting your felt pieces.
You will need 2 bird bodies and 2 wings for each bird. One sheet of felt is more than enough to make each bird, including adding the stuffing and creating a third panel for the bottom. I did not use the tiny beak, or the egg for this project. (I may have stuffed them into the bird)
I made a template for the bottom panel after I glued the two bird bodies together at the top. I added a thin line of hot glue along the edge of the top of one bird body, and stuck both bodies together. Then I spread the bird bodies open on the bottom (that sounds so gross) and traced it onto a sheet of scrap paper. Then, I cut one out for each bird I was making.
Then, I poked two holes into the bottom piece of felt, and threaded pipe cleaner into the holes, and glued a tiny scrap of felt on to keep the pipe cleaner secure.
Finally, I glued the bottom to the top two pieces the same way I did the bodies, leaving a hole in the bottom to stuff it with felt scraps.
I trimmed, the extra glue strands and clumps off, and they are absolutely adorable!
Tags : DIY, Sizzix, Spring, Welcome Spring