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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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...

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  3. I like it! What a crafty idea!
    xo Catherine

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

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  5. ...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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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

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  17. 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. :)

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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

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  20. 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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