My husband is a man of simple wants and needs. He needs his family, he needs me, and he needs his birds. The man loves birds! A day does not go by that he doesn't call me to our kitchen window to admire our cardinal couple that has to come rest on the branches of our sheltering oak. A fun project easy as can be, Valentine Cardinals. nopin = "nopin"
In my craft room "must have" supplies I have added Styrofoam shapes that are used when making Paper Clay projects. White plastic pearls are used in so many projects. Crepe paper, well you know how I feel about crepe paper!
On paper toweling roll the Styrofoam shapes under the palm of your hand to flatten the porous surface. It will make a distinctive noise until flattened. Also give a firm push to create a flat spot on head and body shape.
Hot glue head in place.
A stiff brush works well to scrub in your paint color. I have to make pink birds to send to Diane, Saturday Finds, as promised but need to get more pink crepe. I never thought I would be a person who would need to replenish her streamer supply!
Twenty pleats each are made to create wings and tail pieces. The tail is the full width of crepe pinked at one edge, the wings are cut a quarter down. Hot glue one wing pinks facing tail.
A bead of hot glue towards head.
Fan wing towards head, and hold in place until glue sets.
Holding pleats together hot glue in place. When set slightly spread pleats.
Roses: Seven scallops are cut with slight space in between, finger roll first petal, place in center of second petal, crimp, repeat with each petal. Hot glue in place. Pastel shades make these little birds wonderful for spring holidays.