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

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

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

  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. @
    You can link up to my Sunday party while you are there.

  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 @

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

  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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