PAPER BIRD COLLAGE ORNAMENT:I added a few of these quick easy paper birds to my tree and thought you might enjoy them too. I am giving you patterns in two sizes, large and small birds.
As I am working on projects I keep a piece of brown tag board handy and when the scraps pile up I grab a glue stick and randomly glue them down until I have the whole page covered in scraps. It looks like a hot mess! That is what I used for the back ground of my little paper birds. You can use plain, printed, or vintage paper, what ever you wish to make your flights of fancy.
*Print out Bird Pattern on card stock and cut out pattern pieces.
*Trace onto card stock.
*Spray glue back side of tracing and apply to your choice of paper and cut out.
*Glue mirror image of birds together being sure printed paper sides are out.
* Spray glue back side of tail and wings and glue to printed paper of your choice and cut out.
*Punch hole where indicated on the pattern and snip on lines where indicated on pattern.
*Thread string, twine, ribbon, etc. through hole for hanging bird.
*Fold bird tail and wings in half and insert into slots.*Dab hot glue to wings and tail near slits and hold until glue is set.
*Curl wings out a little and embellish as desired.
NOTE: If you want all the bird parts edges inked, do so before assembly on front and back sides of pieces.
NOTE: To save patterns to your computer, click on photo to enlarge. Right click on enlargement and choose, "save image as" to save to your computer.
LARGE BIRD PATTERN:
SMALL BIRD PATTERN: