Saturday, November 13, 2010

Felt Birds

First of all let me say that I know these photos blow. I am still without my nice camera and feel like my arm is missing. That being said, please ignore the blurry shots and just appreciate the cheap and easy craft.

We love the felt birds that we saw on Purl Bee. Their kits sells for $45.00, you read that right $45.00, not $4.50 but $45.00! Sure we used the cheapo polyester felt from the craft store and our total came to more like $1.00 per bird. Love that!

Here is what you need for one bird:
  • 1 sheet of white/cream felt
  • 1 sheet of colored felt
  • Coordinating embroidery floss
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Template
  •  2 Pins
  • Needle
The cocktail for the day was a nice bottle of champagne - cause we are fancy like that.

Step 1:
Cut two bird bodies out of the white felt following the template. Then cut out two birds with the colored felt staying a little bit outside of the template so you get a nice overhang.

Step 2: Cut wings out of colored and white felt and sew them to the white layer.

Step 3: Cut your ribbon to desired length and sew that in between the colored layers.

Step 4: Using a running stitch, embroider around the birds body. The tail is split, which I don't have a good picture so you will just have to trust me. As you embroider you will split the colored section apart at the tail. Make sense?

Step 5: Pour yourself another glass of champagne cause your are done!


The Little List said... Reply to comment

They are darling. What a sweet and simple ornament. These are definitely going on my "to-do" list. It's so nice meeting you.

Jayna said... Reply to comment

Seriously, the camera is doing fine.

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