I posted my Valentine's mantel the other day and readers really liked the love birds that I made to decorate my winter branches. I thought I'd share how I made them.
I started by picking out some fun pink scrapbook paper. I folded the paper in half so that I'd get 2 identical bird cutouts so that both sides of the finished bird would be pretty. I free handed my bird, because I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of crafter, but feel free to use a clipart pattern bird. My general feeling is that as long as there's a beak and a tail, most people will get that it's a bird.
Once I cut out my birds, it was time to make their feet. I took 2 medium sized paperclips and bent the middle section up.
I then straightened out the middle section. This would be the bird's leg.
I took my paper bird cutouts and laid a glue dot at the base of one of the birds where I wanted the legs to come out from.
I added both legs and then another glue dot on top of the paperclips. I set up the feet so that the bend of the paperclips were going in opposite directions.
After glueing the other side in, I glued on hearts for wings. I cut these with a medium sized paper punch.
Thanks for popping in and crafting with me. I'm linking this up to Sew Woodsy's What's up Wednesdays.