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Wednesday 19 December 2012

Bird ornaments

When I was younger, I thought that only old and boring people are interested in birds.

 Guess what, I am there now :-).

I love watching birds, and one obliging little weaver bird is busy building a nest right outside my window.  My favorite couch is the perfect spot to observe him:

To have some birds (other than the chickens and the pigeon that loves to hang out on my rope light ...) indoors too, I made little bird ornaments:

If you would also like to make some, start by finding a drawing of a bird on the internet, and re-size it in Photoshop.
Then import it several times into a word document:

Print it out on T-shirt transfer paper. My printer automatically mirrors the images when I use the transfer paper setting:


Iron it onto some white fabric, following the instructions on the paper:


Roughly cut it out, also cut out some fabric as backing. Pin together with the right sides facing each other and insert a string:


Sew the two pieces plus string together, leaving an opening at the bottom:

Cut the fabric you do not need off:


Turn over, stuff, and sew the opening closed by hand:


Then hang it up and enjoy the little fellows:

 Have a wonderful day!

Lots of love,


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  1. Those ornaments are beautiful, Jutta! I, too, love watching birds. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Beautiful, elegant, and quick! Great idea for gifting, too. That little weaver is gorgeous. Our little yellow beauties, gold finches, have moved south for the winter, and I so miss seeing them at the feeders.

  3. I love it. What a beautiful ornament. So simple. I guess I've reached that age too because I am loving these birdies.

  4. Jutta, your birds are too sweet! I can't imagine the patience to print and transfer and sew and cut, but the final result is so cool - definitely worth the trouble...

  5. whaaaaaaahahahahaha, I can totally relate to the old and boring people's interest. But that was in Europe, and most birds are dull and brown-grey. That attracts the same kind of people. In Africa I found the birds to be more colorful, and more interesting :-)......

    BTW, your ornament birdies are really lovely!
    Big hug, dear friend <3 <3 <3

    1. Of course, that must be it :-). Thank you darling Esther xxx

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