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Saturday, March 24, 2012

DIY Canvas & Burlap Bird


I saw one of these cute little birds in a shop and knew I could make my own for a fraction of the price.  And I was right. :)



I grabbed myself some paper and drew out a bird and bird wing shape.  After cutting them out and making a few moderations, I laid them down on some spare canvas fabric I had and cut out my birdie.


After sewing him together, I turned him right side out and stuffed him with filling.  Then I sewed closed the body and wing openings and sewed the wings to the body.


From some scrap burlap, I cut out two more wings/feathers to attach.  I spray painted two safety pins black to attached the extra "feathers" with.


For the eyes I used black wool with knots tied in the ends and threaded through the head.


I had picked up an old bronze candle stick holders for 50 cents, which I decided to sit my birdie on.  I attached him using my hot glue gun.


Isn't he cute?! I love him. :)



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7 comments:

  1. Julie,
    That is so cute.Oh how I wish I could sew!

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  2. Darling blog! Thanks for stopping by the Friday Favs Party:)

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  3. I love birdie crafts! The detail of the safety pin is adorable!

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  4. There is something about burlap that is so good. That bird is beautiful. I think you have a great blog. I'm a new follower on GFC and Linky. I would love it if you could come stop by my new blog and see if you would like to follow me too. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    You can link up to my Sunday party while you are there.

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  5. Aww adorably cute. Looks like a super quick sewing project too!


    I would love for you to follow my blog too so that we can share ideas!

    Your newest follower,
    Val @ http://cookcraftcrocheting.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is so cute! I'm following:) I hope you'll share this at my link party, running now through Saturday night!

    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/03/whats-new-wednesday-two-and-give-away.html

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  7. Super cute! Love the little safety pin on the burlap wing! Very clever to use the candlestick as well! Thank you for sharing!

    Bonnie @ Uncommon

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