Felt Bird Ornaments
These beautiful Christmas birds are easy to make and last a lifetime. The basic method is straightforward; it's up to you how sophisticated you want the decorations and details to be.
- Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
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- felt in assorted colors
- colored embroidery thread and needle
- leather strips or lengths of twine
- embellishments, such as buttons, beads or ribbon
- Download: Festive Birds Pattern
Cut two body and wing shapes and some flower and leaf shapes for each bird. Make a hole in the top of each body shape with a skewer.
Stitch a flower eye onto the outside of each body shape at the head, then sew some flower and leaf motifs onto the body and wings.
Embroider simple patterns onto the felt shapes, then sew the two body shapes together using a blanket stitch. Repeat with the two wing shapes.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008
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