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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