Monday, November 26, 2012

COLLAGE PAPER BIRD ORNAMENT...

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:
Please feel free to copy or print this tutorial for your use.
Enjoy!

Blessings,
Sandy

4 comments:

  1. WOW these Christmas ornaments are really wonderfully made, love them, thanks for sharing how you make them.
    Anni

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  2. Hi Sandy,
    Love your sweet little Christmas birds.
    Thank you for sharing them, I will make some this afternoon.


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  3. These are splendid Sandy. Thank you so much for the detailed photos and tutorials. Christmas blessings to you. ~ Abby

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  4. These are so beautiful! I would love to try to make one! Thanks for the pattern and Happy Holidays!

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