Monday, April 11, 2011

Inkling: paper bird centerpiece

It was time to get serious about a spring table centerpiece and after much thought or at least five minutes of thought - I decided I needed some blue birds.


To make these little paper birds, you will need:

Paper to form the bird (I used kraft paper)
Masking tape
Pretty paper to cover the birds (I used blue rice paper)
Glue

Start by forming a shape of a bird with the kraft paper. I stared with the head, formed the body and left the tail fanned out. I used masking tape to keep the shape together and trimmed the tail.

Cut strips of your pretty paper and glue to your bird shape leaving the beak area uncovered. Form a tiny beak out of the kraft paper and glue onto your bird. Let dry thoroughly.


Use your birds to add a touch of spring to your craft projects or home décor.

I have a feeling I’ll be making more of these little birds and adapting them for all of the seasons.


This project is entered in the CSI Easter Challenge

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42 comments :

  1. Oh how stunning - just lovely ☺

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  2. Those are so sweet! Love them.

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  3. Lovely, it's amazing what you can do with paper ^_^

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  4. What a lovely project. Perfect for Spring, but you're right, could easily be adapted to every season. Great job, thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. These are lovely! Thank you for sharing how you made them.
    ~Amanda

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  6. These are adorable! Love that they are made from paper and decoupaged! Hope you will share your lovely creations with the Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hippo-party-24.html

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  7. Now THIS is cool! What a nifty idea! You've inspired me to try it. : ) P.S. I'm your newest follower!

    http://sunnissideoflife.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a fun idea!! I love birds!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. I may just have to try this. it is so sweet and doesn't look too hard (knowing me it will be though. haha.) great idea!

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  10. Love your birdies! Found you at Tip Junkie.
    -Paulette

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  11. The birds look great! brilliant!

    I have a fine art photography giveaway on my blog. Just leave a comment to win. check it out!
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/04/fine-art-photography-giveaway-by.html

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  12. Really cute- I love how the bird turned out.

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  13. Love your birds! I have a feeling if I tried this it would look like rumbled paper with masking tape! Some creative people can even make rumbled paper look good!!

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  14. Those are Beautiful. I'm adding this one to my to do list! Must give it a try.

    Visiting from Rook No. 17

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  15. this is amazing you made these out of paper!! LOVE them! I am going to feature this for handmade features so I'd love for you to come grab a button :) and of course, thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  16. these are so lovely, thanks for telling how to make them. I've linked to your post at 'deze is ook leuk'.

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  17. Lovely little birds, thanks for sharing!

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  18. These are lovely. Just lovely. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Rachel
    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  19. hi carolyn...i just loved the birds...n thanks for the tutorial....i will try one too...i eaven loved chrystals wall hanging...n sure her daughter would love it...yours cheesebox upcycle...was adorable...u really take good pics.

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  20. I'm posting this on my blog tomorrow with link love coming right back at ya!

    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  21. Cute! I've been wanting to make a bird mobile for above my baby's crib and this may just be the thing to make it work!

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  22. I'm thinking that these are (I'm getting ready to shout) AWESOME~~! And I will definitely try to remember to use this idea at Christmas with some awesome x-mas papers!

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  23. very lovely Carolyn! I can't wait to see some more! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

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  24. very very cute may have to try it :)

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  25. These are amazing! Adding them to my list of projects to try... thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Wow! You are creative. I really love them and will try to make one.

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  27. Your blue birds are so beautiful!

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  28. Wow! Those are SO pretty! And AMAZING!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  29. fabulous as always my dear!

    kisses
    heather

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  30. Beautiful, delicate, elegant and clever!

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  31. You are right, these birds can be adapted to work all year round! Thanks so much for sharing- they look amazing!

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  32. Yours was absolutely my favorite link-up of the week -- sophisticated, creative, and picture-perfect as always! Thank you so much for bringing your talent to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Best,
    Jenn

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  33. I am making/collecting birds for Christmas Tree 2011. There will definitely be a few of these guys tweeting a Merry Christmas at my house. Lovely.

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  34. So basically when I come here I should just plan to stumble, pin, tweet and fb everything. Geez lady! Amazing! :)

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  35. So pretty! I pinned it. Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  36. I LOVE this paper bird! How cute is this?

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  37. Thanks so much for sharing your bird tutorial. I linked to it today in a birds-to-make round up.

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