By General Craft Contributor Michelle
Create some little lucky birds from paper, and then thread them onto a piece of twine to create a cute garland. String them alone on a loop of twine, and hang them on a branch to create a cute table top decoration in a vase.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Scrapbook, Origami or other paper
- X-Acto Knife Cutting Set with # 1 Knife & 4 x 7 in. Mat
- Doodlebug Doodle Twine
- John Bead Wood Bead Round 6 mm Natural
- DMC Tapestry Needles Size 26 6 pc. (A needle with a large eye to feed twine through)
For your birds, we’ll be using strips of paper 6 inches long, and 1/2-inch wide.
Cut as many strips of paper as you want to make birds.
To create a bird, simply begin by tying your strip into a loose, flat knot. Add a tiny drop of glue on one side of the inside to help keep the knot together, press gently to adhere.
To make the head of your bird, on one of the tails, draw a curve down from the top edge, and then angle the end of the line to create a beak.
Cut out, and draw an eye on both sides.
Cut a “V” shape from the other end for the tail. That’s it, you’ve made a cute bird! Now make a bunch.
Thread your needle with a long piece of twine. Thread each bird onto your twine, poking the needle through the top of the body, and out through the bottom. String all of your birds, and then tie a bead on the bottom to add some weight, and help it hang straight. Tie the top end into a look for hanging.