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NUO Challenge Ornament #2 – Paper Birds


I may have accidentally cut off the tip of his beak, but the kids and I really enjoyed making these ornaments and they’re super easy!  We used this bird ornament from Under the Table and Dreaming as our inspiration and kinda went from there!


  • Vintage book pages or your favorite patterned papers
  • Bird and wing template – sorry it’s pretty basic but here if you need it.
  • tape, double sided works best
  • glue
  • embellishments of your choice
  • twigs or leaves
  • ribbon or twine


Now might be a good time to point out that I have decided to go with  a theme this year and that is vintage papers, black, silver, and blue. 


To start off I went ahead and cut out two bird bodies and one set of wings for each of us.

We decided to decorate the wings with our silver glitter glue, my favorite, and while they were drying we went outside in search of twigs for their legs.  We found that the stalks of leaves were the best for us; they weren’t too heavy and they didn’t create unnecessary bulk in the ornament.


Next we taped our ribbon and leaf stalk legs to one of our bird bodies.  Then we carefully lined up our two bird bodies and taped them together, hiding the ends of the ribbon and stalks between them.
Once the wings were dried we put a dab of glue in the center and folded it over our birds body.

Here’s another one all done!


Hang on to your hats ornament fans! 
Tomorrow I’ll be taking a day off!  In fact I’ll be taking every Thursday off.  But don’t worry, my crafty friend Heather is ready to fill in!  We’ll have a link to her creations or you can find her at The Sewing Loft
See ya Friday!


For more on the inspiration behind this Challenge click here.

Follow this link and check out my Linky Parties page for a listing of parties I participate in.

Erin Sipes
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