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Clay Feather Ornaments Ballard Knock Off. Feathers are amazing right? I know I have been lusting after them. So I spotted some bisque feathers in the Ballard Designs catalog. They were gorgeous. They were also $49 for a set of 3. So yes, I had to knock them off! Now let’s compare them to the Ballard Designs originals. To make these clay feather ornaments, you will need: (Links below are affiliate links which means a portion of your purchase will go to support this site.) air dry clay (you could also use the type of clay you bake) — any you have on handToothpicksStrawSome clay tools or a butter knifewhite paintwhite ribbon I used air dry clay because I had it on hand.

Roughly draw in your feather “stem”. Then begin on one side of the stem, using the tool pictured above or something similar, and drag the clay to the edge. I kept starting in the center and pulling the clay out until I was happy with the shape and appearance of my feather. I then used a toothpick to put in the fine details on the feather. DIY: Quilled Bird Necklace. You might remember this bird necklace I made a few years ago. I still receive compliments whenever I wear it, so I'd like to share the how-to so you can make one for your own personal use. Let's start at the very beginning... If you're brand new to quilling, just a few inexpensive supplies are needed - a rolling tool, paper strips, and glue. Keep in mind my first tool was a cake tester from my kitchen drawer... in other words, any slim, stiff wire will do. Cut a sheet of copy paper into narrow strips to use for practice. You will need: Quilling paper - gold-edge black, 1/8 inch (standard width) - Whimsiquills in the U.S. and J.J.

And now, the basics: Roll a coil with a slotted tool: Slide strip end into the slot and turn tool with one hand while guiding strip with the other hand. Roll a coil with a needle tool: Dampen fingertips and roll strip around needle with the thumb and index finger of one hand while holding handle with the other hand. 6 inches 5 inches 2.5 inches A little fyi... 7 Lace Crafts That Turn Everyday Items Into Lovely Gifts (PHOTOS) These feather pens are so cute, and so easy to make! Witch witchy craft inspiration pagan wiccan | Crafts String/Yarn/Ribbon/Lace | Pinterest.

Peacock Animal Craft. I am very excited to introduce you to my fellow fine motor friday blogger and co-author of 99 Fine Motor Ideas Georgina Bomer and her NEW book: 50 Animal Crafts for Little Kids! I got my hands on a print copy a few months ago and decided to do a few crafts with my toddler. This craft caught my toddlers eye and I decided to alter it a bit for a more permanent display.

The book has a nice variety of simple to do activities that are great for little kids. Although the older ones would most likely do them too! Love easy and simple? Kids love animals? Do yourself a favor and grab a copy. Popsicle sticks in either green or blueFeathers in peacock colors. blue, purple and green did it for us.Googly eyesFoam sheet (I found this shiny one at a local stationery store) You will need blue for the main body and a small bit of yellow for a beak.White school glueYour copy of 50 Animal Crafts for Little Kids!

First up we glued our popsicle sticks together then added the feathers in a pleasing layout. Thom haus handmade: Simple White Christmas Bird Mobile. Home Decorating/Craft: This mobile was easy to make, and I used leftover cardboard from a box, cotton string, white paint and some hardy sticky-tape. First I traced the outlines of a few different types of birds onto the cardboard. You could draw these yourself or use some templates that are provided online... birds are everywhere! Then I cut them out, painted them white, drew an eye on each of them, stuck them to the string (see below picture).... and hung the mobile up! As only one side is painted, it is designed to sit flat on a wall.

This mobile looks fantastic as a Christmas hanging for more white Christmas home decorating! Emma. Blue Sky Confections: Handmade Feather Hair Picks. Somebody pinch me! I can't believe that I'm guest blogging over at Infarrantly Creative! Beckie asked me to share a tutorial on how to make the handmade feathers I featured on my blog a couples weeks ago and I gladly and gratefully excepted! Thank you so much Beckie! While putting the tutorial together for Beckie's Blog I made a few more feathers in addition to those used in the tutorial. These took longer to dry because they're made out of yarn but were ready this morning. I just finished photographing them outdoors and I tell you what natural light is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

It really makes all the difference no matter what kind of camera you use. Without further ado here are a few more feathers... These have become addicting to make and I've got so many more ideas swirling around in my head. The sky is the limit with these little pretties! Thanks for visiting! Project: Spring Bird Garland.

This time of year in Minnesota we can all use a little hint of spring even if we have to make it ourselves. A couple week’s ago I saw I sewn felt bird garland at a local gift shop. I loved the look of it, but, of course, walked away saying I could make that. After picking up some bright felt, it just took a little time in the craft room (sewing the garland on a machine brings it together really quickly) and I had almost an exact copy. Hanging in front of the window, it brings a touch of spring into the house even though the view beyond is anything but.

I made this garland to hang in one long string, but you could sew across the birds side-to-side for a horizontal garland instead. Supplies: felt in various colors, look for a felt that is a little on the thicker side than your typical craft felt. Tools: scissorsglue stick (optional)sewing machine 1. 2. When I’m cutting a smaller pattern out of felt, I like to stick the pattern to the felt with a little glue stick. 3. 4.

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Day 2 - Handmade Gift-o-Rama Tutorial - Me Making Do. Hello Country Chic Followers its Heather from Me Making Do my little craft blog where I share tutorials of crafts I make on a my budget therefore my name Me Making Do. Come visist me some time I have a fun link up party on Monday’s where you can show off what you have been creating “Your So Very Creative” I am so excited to be part of Angies Handmade Gift-o-Rama I have a fun little craft tutorial for you all today that I hope you all will like. I am sure you have all heard of Ballard designs well I fell in love with their Burlap Bird Ornaments and thought that I would try my hand at recreating them so here is my version. Ballard Knockoff Burlap Bird Ornament Want to make one or a bunch of them?

Here is what you will need: Burlap FabricHeat and BondPolyfillBlack Seed BeadsBlack Acrylic PaintSmall Craft Paint BrushGlue Gun and GlueFloral WireJute TwineNeedle and ThreadSewing Machine (optional) Wow quite the list it didn’t seem like that much when I was making it lol! Sew the hole closed. Heather. Baby Bird Book Page Ornament. [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 25, 2015 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

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HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION AND WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? Distribution Partners Website operators that license our ad serving technology pass information to us so that we may serve advertisements to you. Third Party Cookies. Needle Felting | Little Birdies. Watch video tutorial here: Make Felted Little BirdiesMake: 1Materials & Supplies: 1. Mini felt Easter Eggs (click here for the tutorial to make) 2. Wool – same color as the egg, small amount 3. Wool – black, tiny amount (you can use black felt too) 4. Felt – red, approx. 1/4″ x 1/2″ 5. Prepare and get ready all the tools and materials needed as listed above. Cut the pink felt into half. To make the beak, fold the red felt into triangle by inverting the top 2 corners in then fold it into half. Attach the red beak onto the bottom of the egg to resemble the little birdie. Split the black wool into 2 small equal parts.

Finally, to make the tail, simply roll some wool on the needle (the part that has barbs). Position the tail onto the birdie, needle felt to attach it in place. Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF.