Burlap Birdies

I saw these adorable Burlap Birdies at Joann Fabric not too long ago.  They had the cutest little wire legs and such a pretty felt flower in place of a wing.  I just thought they would look adorable in an Easter basket and I love the challenge of recreating things!  My version of the Burlap Birdies can be whipped up in no time at all!

Burlap Birdies via createcraftlove.com #burlap #easter #easterbaskets

Wanna make your own Burlap Birdies?

Here’s what you need:

Burlap

Sewing machine

Polyfil stuffing

Felt

Scissors

Brads/buttons

Floral wire

DMC embroidery floss

I freehanded a simple bird profile on some white cardstock to use as a stencil.

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I cut out my “stencil”.  Using a piece of burlap folded in half, I traced my bird onto the burlap.  Keeping it folded, I cut out the bird.

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Using my sewing machine, I sewed 3/4 of the way around the bird, leaving enough room to turn right side out.

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Once turned right side out, I stuffed it with the Polyfil.

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Gently fold the edges in and pin.  Using the sewing machine, sew as close to the edge as possible.  {I had a pic of this but it was super blurry…sorry!}

Then I used the same technique from my Poinsettia Wreath to make a simple felt flower.  Hot glue in place of wings.

To create the beak, I took a piece of thick floral wire and bent it in half.

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Using the DMC embroidery floss, wrap around the entire length of the wire and then wrap around the wire.

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Next I hot glued the beak in place.  Add a simple scrapbook brad as an eye {or button if you choose} to finish it off!

Burlap Birdies via createcraftlove.com #burlap #easter #easterbaskets

Doesn’t it look adorable in the Easter basket?  {I hate to say I told you so but….}

I’m thinking I should whip up some of these Burlap Birdies for my Spring Mantel.  Hmmmmm…..

Burlap Birdies via createcraftlove.com #burlap #easter #easterbaskets

Do you enjoy the challenge of recreating something that catches your eye?

Jill

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Comments

  1. So cute!!!! :D… And so easy to make!!! :D

    Thanks for sharing
    Cami

  2. So flippin’ CUTE!

  3. Love these! So cute!

  4. That bird is TOO cute!! And I think that may be what is missing from my Easter mantel! I always think I can make something that I see, but they never turn out as cute…so I am seriously impressed ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Love this! So cute :)

  6. So adorable!

  7. Aaaand I now pronounce you queen of the adorable springy crafts! :)

  8. Jill, these are just the cutest thing ever! I am hoping to make some of these little beauties this week for my nieces and preschool kiddos. They will be well receive. Thanks for inspiring me :)

  9. LOVE these sweet birdies Jill! Perfect for Easter decor :)

  10. O my – these little guy is adorable! You should probably make him from friends though! :)

  11. How cute are these burlap birdies??? LOVE them!! Pinning!!

  12. adorable. I love the little birdie! I may even do a bigger version for my little girl! Too cute, Jill!

  13. These are soooo cute, Jill!! Love.

  14. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #26 :)
    Have a great week!!

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