Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DIY Wednesday- Perched Little Birdies

This week's DIY Wednesday features my 
Perched Little Birdies
Here is what I used:
1)  Cardboard Paper Towel Roll
2) Craft Glue
3) Yarn
4) Small Decorative Pears
5) Sky Blue Craft Paint
6) Magazine pages

And here is how I made it:
1) Add about 1/4" strip of glue to the end of your cardboard roll
3) Now take the end of your yarn, and lay it over the glue, making sure it covers all of the cardboard and start wrapping until it is covered.  Apply another strip of glue to the other end, and trim the excess yarn
1) Cut off the top, and then paint your little pears, I applied two coats, and then used a gloss varnish
I used tiny cardstock circles for the eyes, diamond shape cutouts for the beaks, and drew on the wings with a permanent marker
2) Glue them on to the yarn wrapped cardboard
1) Take your magazine pages, and trim off the ragged edges
2)  To get different side orbs, you simply cut them into different sizes as shown.  I cut up one of my hubby's dorky engineering magazines
3) Begin by folding in the corner of one of the sheets
and then keep folding until you get to the end, and dab some glue to secure it:
So now you have this:
6) Now, start a small fold at one end
and continue until your strip begins to roll up, rather than fold up. Secure the end with glue.
Then you can start arranging them together to form little orb families. Simply glue them together to make different shapes.
7) Glue them onto your yarn wrapped cardboard
and there you have your

Enjoy your Wednesday!

*Tutorial for personal use only.  Resulting craft is not to be used for commercial use or gain.  In other words, done sell what you make from this tutorial or I will sic my Great Dane on you...and my Pomeranian too

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Isa said... Best Blogger Tips

I found you through eisymorgan and I just fell in love!

I love your birdies!


kendascrafts said... Best Blogger Tips

Neat idea! Love how you repurposed the pears!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

RMC said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in awe!!....this is sooo stinkin cute!!! I just found your blog through the "ginger snaps" link party....and i'm excited to say i'm your newest follower!!!

shopannies said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this such a cute idea you have great imagination skills getting birds out of pears love it come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said... Best Blogger Tips

I never would have guessed the materials you used to create this if you had not had a tutorial! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

southern fairy said... Best Blogger Tips

just pinned this, so cute n what a way to use some of our recycling stuff!

Hayley said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I never would have thought you used THAT stuff to make THOSE birdies!

Tasha Anderson said... Best Blogger Tips

I am hosting a blog party every Wednesday for people to promote their business, etsy shop, etc...I'd love for you to join! Also if you have a giveaway or know of one..by all means, link it up!



Mommy Minded said... Best Blogger Tips

So very cute!

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said... Best Blogger Tips

Really cute and so creative! I'll be featuring these on my blog tomorrow for Three Things Thursday (July 7). Drop on by, check it out, and grab a featured button if you like!

Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

Cindy Adkins said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh these are totally precious and I love them perched on your window!!

Sarah S said... Best Blogger Tips

I found you on Eisy Morgan's blog -- I'm absolutely obsessed with birds right now and MUST try something like this. Thanks so much for the creative and adorable idea!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously, thats a cardboard roll? I can't get enough of little birdies in any shape or form, and I won't look at a pear in the same way again! You are ah-maz-ing, great job :)

La-Dee-da crafter said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute. Love everything about it. I just adore bird projects.
I am following you now

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

That is darling!

meijo's JOY said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely so out of the box and I like the way you see thing so differently and using material that are easily find and make into WOW! This is the best craft I ever seen for long time! Love it! - Thanks for drop by my blog!

~The Bargain Babe said... Best Blogger Tips

Saw you at the etsy blog team. I love love love these birdies! I had no idea they were PEARS until you said so!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said... Best Blogger Tips

Birds out of PEARS?? What a great idea! They're adorable.
Thanks for your kind comments at Red Hen Home!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable--I never would have guessed what you made these from. Thanks for sharing!

Athena's Armoury said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay, that's adorable. And a brilliant reuse of stuff, too.

Tutus & Tea Parties said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! I even have everything needed to make it!

{Found you through the Etsy Blog Team.}

Hug a tree with me said... Best Blogger Tips

such a cute project, I'm your newest follower from the hop, check me out at http://hugatreewithme2.blogspot.com whenever u can

Cheryl said... Best Blogger Tips

So darn sweet, I can't believe how easy you make it look! Must try it!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

aw this is so cute!!! I LOVE IT:)

LisaWeidknecht said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a new follower, here from the Thursday hop. I hope you'll follow me back at www.weidknecht.com!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said... Best Blogger Tips

the little birds are so adorable. love the color.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

This is SUCH a cute idea! I came across your blog via the Night Owl Crafting link up. I'm happy to be a new follower and can't wait to "steal" more of your ideas!! :-) Hope you'll visit me over at Coffee & Cabernet. All the best!

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said... Best Blogger Tips

Saw your birdies on WhipperBerry and I am swooning over them! Such a clever idea!

malia said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! Newest follower from the Thrifty Thursday Blog hop... would love for you to consider following me back xo


Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so adorable! Great job, your little birds are so sweet. I'd love for you to pop by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Jessica@SewHomegrown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute craft!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh thank you, thank you!

~Iffy~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! They are so cute in your window! I am your newest follower =D
Stopping by from the Creation Corner Party.
I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party going on all week!
Be sure to enter my $50 stencil giveaway too =D

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

I found you via T&J link party and I just adore your birdies! They are so cute and I love the "orbies" too! New follower here :)

I hope you will stop by my blog for Social Saturdays and link up!


Laura@Corner House said... Best Blogger Tips

These are cute, cute, cute!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

*Very* creative, Maureen! I'm a sucker for anything with birds and I really love these little guys! Thanks so much for sharing!

Modern Wivelyhood said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I love the color you chose!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for linking up to my Tuesday Confessional this week. You were featured, so be sure to grab a button! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-features-upcycling.html
I hope to see you next week.

Summer Scraps said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute!! I just the little birds, thanks for sharing.

Chef in Training said... Best Blogger Tips

this is so cute! great job! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@meijo's JOY You just made me smile like this :D

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy Yay Yay! Thank you so very much. Me, and my birdies are so honored!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chef in Training Thank you! Heading to see your blog!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

again so darling!! i love it :)thanks for linkin with "Tell me Tuesday"

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Tre cute! I featured your post this week on WorkShop Wednesday. Thanks for linking to the party! Hope to see you this week!

kasia said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! The birdies are so cue. Thank u for sharing. Saved it on my project list

Ashley@EisyMorgan said... Best Blogger Tips

SO amazingly fab! I am featuring you this week at my party! Thanks for linking up, will be up later today:)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said... Best Blogger Tips

I featured this on my blog today! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/07/your-whims-wednesday-15-and-features.html

Mandi said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this is adorable! I can't wait to make my own little birdies!

gail said... Best Blogger Tips

ohh, how darn cute!
catching you this week!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said... Best Blogger Tips

That is such a cute little decoration-- for nothing but a little time.
So cute!

Came over from Gail's CaCc... Loved it!Pat

She Ra Princess of Milk said... Best Blogger Tips

WT??!?!? I literally swooned when I saw these!!!! I just love them!! I want to be crafty and Im artistic but Im not very good at original thought... I have no idea how you came up with making birdies from pears!!!! Just amazing... I have a shelf that I have no idea what to put on... well these are going on it!! Love your blog and am now following with great joy and am so honoured you followed mine too. Thank you so much for the compliment about the egg picture. I am so keen to become better at photographer I soaked up your tutorial and tried to implement your ideas into my editing... great fun and yes, I think I will frame it!! Lovely to meet you new sweet friend xxxx

Nicki @beyondtheboob

She Ra Princess of Milk said... Best Blogger Tips

OK OK you are absolutely awesome... I followed your instructions and now have some beautiful birds!!! Ive linked up to this on my blog... they are not quite as good as yours but I had fun and in a day that is all about Charlie it was fun to do something a little bit for me so thank you!


I have a shelf that is going up and I had nothing to put on it... these guys are going up there ♥.... room reveal to come soon!!!

Nicki @beyond the boob

Violetas Rendadas said... Best Blogger Tips

lindo já adicionei como meu favorito!!!!!!!!!

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