With Spring in the air and Easter almost here, I felt like messing around with felt. The bright colors literally put a smile on my face. Besides, felt is the easiest medium to work with. It doesn’t fray or unravel, and it is crazy easy to sew. With a bit of embroidery yarn and some imagination, you can really have fun creating some super cool, folksy projects. I love this easy DIY to make Spring decor for my home!
Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
- felt, in varying colors
- embroidery thread, in varying colors
- paper clips
- old plastic grocery bags
- craft needle
Note: Visit the original blog post to see our hand drawn template. Scroll to the bottom to print my uber cool template.
In order to make the tummy/breast “stick out,” I decided to use a contrasting color from the body color.
I stitched until I reached a natural location for a leg. Grabbing my needle-nose pliers and some paper clips, I bent the paper clip into little birdie feet.
Once you have both legs stitched in place and you have the rest of the bird’s body stitched up, leave a tiny opening to stuff your bird.
Because I am not necessarily the type of girl who has polyester batting bags just laying around, I got creative with some old plastic grocery bags (LOL but that was a hunt, too…since San Luis Obispo does not hand these bad boys out anymore!)
Materials I used for this project:
- Felt (in varying colors)
- Embroidery thread (in varying colors)
- Paper Clips
To see more: http://zestitup.com/diy-felt-bird/