Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Little Spring Bird Flower Picks

Hello Everyone! It's time for another little tutorial. Today I'll be showing you how to do quick and easy flower picks that can be added to Mother's Day gifts. This is really a quick, inexpensive, and easy little project that even your little ones can help out with. So let's get started.

Supplies Needed:

* Bird shaped wood pieces (or any other shape you would like) - I get these at Michael's
* Wood sticks - I get these at Michael's
* Scrap Paper - (vintage wallpaper, book pages, scrapbook paper, etc) - I used vintage wallpaper
* Craft Knife or scissors
* Glue - I used Aleene's fast drying tacky glue - I get this at Walmart or Michael's

Step 1:
Glue your bird shape to your scrap pieces of paper on one side. Make sure all paper is stuck down good and smoothed out to get any air bubbles out. Let dry. You will then cut out (see step 2) and repeat Step 1 and 2 on the other side. The photo above shows the second side being glued to the scrap vintage wallpaper.

Step 2:
Cut out the birds with a craft knife or pair of sharp scissors. Please be sure an adult does this step. This step is not for children. The photo above shows the second side being cut out. The first side has already been done.

Step 3:
You can then clean up the edges of the bird with your craft knife or scissors. The photo above shows both sides done on the birds.

Step 4:
Now apply a dab of glue to the top of the stick and then adhere to the center bottom of the bird. Let dry.

Step 5:
Insert your spring bird picks into your flower arrangement or plant. They add a touch of whimsy to an already wonderful gift!

Some other ideas for your spring birds:
* picks for flower arrangements (as above)
* picks for your garden pots (these would only work for indoor plants as the paper is not weather proof)
* gift hang tags (leave off the sticks and punch a hole in the top, insert a ribbon, and tie on a gift bag)
* art accents (great embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, collage art, etc)

Please be sure and show us what you create! Add it to the Joli Flickr group that can be found in the left sidebar.

Happy Crafting!


Karin said...

So adorable!!

Betsy said...

How sweet they are, I am gonna make some.

Signs and Salvage said...

CUTE!! Love the little birds...will have to do these for my friends for Mother's Day!!

Thank You!!


Little Pink Studio said...

Cute Cindy!

Recycled Rita said...

These are darling! The birdie in the middle of the bouquet looks like it was made from Target's Liberty of London line! so pretty!
THanks for all the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this cute little project!

Unknown said...

Cute! They scream summer.


Insolvency advice said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful work of art. Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

I am heading up to my craft room right now to make those birds....you are amazing.

gifts to pakistan said...

Very cute...........love the bird.nice effort.keep it up.