Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paper Love Birds

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.


  1. Thanks for sharing with us...those are so adorable...
    Have a Blessed day

  2. How sweet of you! I would love to make some of these! Thank you! ♥

  3. Those are very sweet and simple. I could see them also adapted for a baby shower or birthday party. Thanks for stopping by to see the new kitchen. Jane

  4. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I absolutely love this "love bird"! I can't wait to go home and make a few for my "love" birdhouse!


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