Paper Birds, Mobiles, Cards, and Centerpieces You Can Make

Licia Politis, a quilling pal of mine who has frequently been featured here on ATP, has been on a paper bird-making kick lately. She showed me this little pair she created recently after coming across a tutorial on Under the Table and Dreaming.

Two Paper Bird Models

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.

Momma and Baby Bird Cards

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

.Paper Mache Birds

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.

chubby paper bird

Speaking of mobiles, Martha Stewart provides a template, instructions, and a video to make this graceful beauty [edit: no longer available].

paper bird mobile

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

paper birds with pleated wings mobile

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

paper bird mobile

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!
Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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