Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Paper Birds to Make

Licia Politis, a quilling pal of mine, has been on a paper bird kick lately. She showed me this little pair she made recently after coming across a tutorial on Under the Table and Dreaming.

Paper Birds

Licia adapted hers by using colored paper clips for the legs - so cute. We began looking around for more ideas... there's definitely no shortage out there in blogland!

Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts shows sweet birds and owls and provides a downloadable template so you can make these cards. They would be perfect as wall decor in a little one's room.

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Carolyn of Carolyn's Homework made this realistically shaped bird from a few simple supplies. You won't believe the short list!

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This chubby tweeter is from Maaike's blog, Hoppin' Up. It would be a good one to use for a mobile because of the dimension created by the wings and tail feathers.

paper-bird-maaike

Speaking of mobiles, Martha Stewart provides a template, instructions, and a video to make this graceful beauty:

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I like the pleated wings that Rachel Good of Pointless Pretty Things devised for her flock of little birds.

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And lastly, Joel Henriques of Made by Joel shows how to make a nifty mobile in this Etsy How-Tuesday video.

bird-mobile-etsy-how-tuesday

Our neighbor just filled a bird feeder that I can see from my desk and I love the distraction of watching the varieties it attracts. Now I need to learn what type of bird is making which tweet... I bet there's a website for that too!

11 comments:

  1. I can't wait to make some of these! Just gorgeous!

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  2. Licia's bird looks lovely. Larissa's birds are adorable, it is so nice of her to share the template.Thanks for all the other links too Ann.

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  3. What a lovely little collection! Thanks so much for featuring me :) xxx

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  4. 'birds' bought me here :)! Each example is beautiful in its own right

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  5. I love these. I love birds :) I want to make a whole flock of them

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  6. Thank you so much for featuring my paper birds. What a terrific surprise.

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  7. Ann! These birds are so varied and all so charming! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  8. Hey, there! Thanks for featuring my Momma bird cards. And I DO love cards, but the name of my blog is actually mmmcrafts! :-) Love these other bird projects.

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  9. Whoops! I'm sorry Larissa, all fixed now. Luckily the link was correct at least. :)

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  10. Thanks Ann for featuring my 2 paper birds..I love the other birdie links posted too.
    Licia

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  11. I love love love anything to do with birds so thank you for this :-) Thought I'd share with you my tutorial for a felt bird garland on my blog: http://emilysummers-designer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/felt-birds-in-spring.html

    Emily
    emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com

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