Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gather the flock

Ann Martin recently featured some paper birds on her blog and I immediately fell in love with them. I wasted no time in going to the tutorial on Under The Table and Dreaming.
The original tutorial is for an ornament but I chose to insert a paper clip and then slide that into a small wooden spool for a stand. On this one I added a touch of blue ink, used some distressing ink and added a bit of glitter glue


This one I used a crystal glitter glue, and distressing ink. I also put a wing on both sides instead of just the front.

These are pretty quick and easy to put together and I'm sure the flock will be growing before long. I wonder what kind of seed these guys eat?

24 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so pretty Ann

Sandra said...

these would make great Christmas tree ornaments to. ask Duke what he thinks they would like to eat. i can tell you right now, that Jake and Baby love to eat PAPER, so these would not be safe on a table near here. LOL

Grace said...

Those are cute - if you were to give one as a gift then the printed words could be something that was meaningful to the giftee...

Philippa said...

Lovely - what a great idea!

Catherine said...

I like it! What a crafty idea!
xo Catherine

Don't unplug your hub. said...

Very nice. You could personalise them with a message and send them as birthday or special event cards.

Donna said...

Very cute!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...you could always make your own seed with drops of glue....I'm sure the birds'll like it that you took time to help nourish them.

In all seriousness Ann, I LOVE this project. And you did a wonderful job.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...on second thought, forget the glue 'feed'...I'm thinking it'd look too much like bird doo doo.

Donna said...

Well, How Cute!! Also love the spool! Don't see Those anymore!
hughugs

Chatty Crone said...

Now here you are again - making things that so unique and beautiful. sandie

Duni said...

Those birds are so pretty! Off to check out the tutorial :)

Sandee said...

How adorable. Those are downright cute as all get out.

Have a terrific Sunday Ann. My best to Duke. :)

Ann Martin said...

I love your birds and am so glad you made some!

Ginny said...

These are wonderful!!! I read the tutorial and it is not hard, I may try it!

Marg said...

Those are just terrific Ann. That idea is such a good one. Now you just have to make paper seed for them. Have a great Sunday

Rose said...

That is so sweet! What a simple idea for home decor.

Lin said...

VERY cute!

Sheryl Hastings said...

Those are so cute! I've never seen anything like them. I might have to make some myself!

Reeni said...

These are adorable! I think they would be cute on a Christmas tree.

SweetMarie said...

These are adorable! You have a lot of patience that I don't have for such cute stuff. I do have a lot of patience for people. :)

Helen said...

I saw her post but I didn't checked it out. Now you had inspired me to check it out and give this a go. Nice bird!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is a beautiful project! I love how this turned out and will have to get this tutorial! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

marie said...

Love fat birds...these are wonderful! I like them out of book pages...that's one of my favorite papers to use. The spool was a great idea too!
You are on a roll with crafting!!

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