Monday, December 18, 2017

Charming Cardboard and Felt Bird Ornaments (Template Included)

I am IN LOVE with today's cardboard and felt bird ornaments.  This Christmas craft reminds me of something you would find in Anthropologie.  The birds are super sweet and folksy.  And they're made of recycled cardboard and scraps of yarn and felt.  So they're super easy on the wallet and good for the environment too!  Getting excited? Let's get crafting!

Charming Bird Ornaments


Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft


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You can make the birds any size you want.  I've uploaded a copy of my felt and cardboard bird ornaments here.  So you can use that if you want.

1.  To start, cut out a bird shape from cardboard.  Then, use a drill to drill holes through.  (I stacked several pieces of thinner cardboard on top of each other to drill several birds at once.)

Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft

2.  Grab your markers and draw a design!  Keep in mind where your holes are as you draw.  That's where your yarn design will lie.

(I usually use Sharpies but I recently got these cool Concept Markers as gifts and really love them.  For some reason they make me feel super pro and posh.  Ooh la la!)

Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft

3.  Cut out strands of colorful yarn and start creating your sewn designs.  Use masking tape to attach the yarn to your bird.  Wrap the yarn end with masking tape to help it easily slide through the holes.  This creates a "needle" of sorts.

Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft

4.  Hot Glue your cardboard bird to your larger felt bird.  (I usually use a mini glue gun.)

Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft

5.  Then, grab your drill and drill a hole through the bird's neck (through both the cardboard and felt bits).  Finally, tie on a piece of yarn through the hole and you're all set!

Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft

Aren't they adorable?

And if you're looking for more colorful, easy, and affordable Christmas ornaments, check out the links below!

More Fun Christmas Ornaments


Happy making, friends!

Cardboard and felt bird ornaments- great Christmas kids craft


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