Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Button bird with fluffy tail

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Do you remember this little bird?

I made him a little friend, this time with a fluffy tail!

As we were picking up some toys last night, I picked up some feathers that came from a feather boa from our girls' dress up box. I was heading for the garbage can, and then I suddenly got the idea to use them for this bird!

These are so easy to make!

Supplies needed:
  • Buttons
  • Googly eyes
  • Feather (one makes a lot of tails!)
  • Patterned paper or cardstock
  • Marker
  • Adhesive
Cut a little triangle to use as a beak. Cut a piece of the feather. Using the picture above as a guideline, lay the feather and beak down on the paper. Put the button on top of it to see if you like the look. With a marker, draw the feet of the bird.
Glue the beak and feather in place.

Glue the button on the background paper.

Cut a little wing out of patterned paper or cardstock, and attach the wing and the eye.

And that's it.

These are fun to use on cards, in scrapbook projects, or other paper crafts.

I just love the possibilities.


I linked this up to:
Show and Tell Green Photobucket Get your craft on Thurs.

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11 comments:

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

How sweet! I love his little eye! I think you're right - there are tons of options - cards - little gift tags - all kinds of stuff. Thanks for the idea! :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is darling! Cute on cards! It would be cute on a hair clippie too! Love it!

Jessica @ Me and My Bucket said...

Soooo cute!! Thanks for linking it up to my party, I'm definitely going to have to make some of these!!

Jessica

Donna said...

How cute is that! Love the idea!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That is totally adorable! So cute ☺

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, this is so cute! I would love to link to this project if you didn't mind.

Lori said...

What a cute birdie!

Thanks for letting me know about my button. I think I fixed it. Let me know if I didn't.

Thanks for joing Get Your Craft on Thursday!
Please join me next week for another great party!

Bronwyn said...

What a great idea

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

My girls and I LOVED this idea, and decided to give it a try. You can check it out here:
http://livintheyehlife.blogspot.com/2010/05/birdie-inspiration.html
Thanks for the inspiration!

raine said...

Thanks for the inspiration, after looking at your blog I remembered I had some perfect buttons and feathers that I bought on impulse while at the craft shop ages ago so I made a little acceptance card.

http://rainewaves.blogspot.com/2010/05/button-birdy.html

Thanks for sharing!