If your name starts with a "B"... and ends with an "A"... and you might be my sister-in-law... then do me a favor and come back after Christmas? Yes, these birds are flying your way... but seriously... don't ruin the surprise -- love ya!!
Naked birds? Can't have that.
For those of us who know people with bird decked Christmas tree's then these are a must make!
I bought a package of doves from the local craft store. I'm sure really any birds would do -- well, maybe not vultures or crows.
Hello in there! How's it goin'?
I took a pile 'o scraps from recent projects and began the task of making little neck warmers for these fine feathered lovelies!
"You're making those for me?"
"May I have a red one?"
For the size of these birds I used a 2 inch fabric strip. Folded in half - right sides together. Sewed down the open end.
A trick to turn small things inside out is to pin a safety pin at one end and use the pin to feed the fabric through.
And there you have it! One red scarf for a tiny little bird. Before I secured this one on I made a bunch more scarves.
Here are a bunch of scarves together. I did cut the ends to make it look fringed. Fun small details make my day!
I ended up using a hot glue gun to keep the scarves in place. One dob on the back of the neck and then another under the criss-cross felt very secure to keep these in place.
Here is the family of birds together all with their new neck wear to show off! I then just slipped these guys back in their original box and wrapped up this giftie!
Looking back on these pictures today, I am hoping they have something on their feel to be used to secure them to the tree branches -- like a twistie-tie or something. If not, I am sure we can come up with something!!
Fun to take something a bit plain and give it some personalized flare!!
Hope you are staying with that festive holiday mojo and smiling while you are doing whatever it is your doing!!