Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cardinal Craft!!

one of my favorite crafts at the moment is my northern birds from my home state of Connecticut!1
I LOVE to draw, so I made up these patterns by looking out my window at my red cardinals!! I enjoy drawing from nature for my crafts.
I just draw the bird pattern on cardboard, I made two sizes this time.
Then I use red felt and cut it out using the pattern as my guide.
After cutting it out, I draw in a few details in black permanet marker to help it look more realistic. Sometimes I add a little paint color and glitter.
Then I hand sew the two peices together and stuff it with stuffing material from a craft store before sewing it completely closed.
I use heavy thread to make the hanging loop, and voila!! a cardinal comes to life.
They're fun and easy for me to make and they are inexpensive, one square of felt makes two larger birds.
They make great christmas ornaments and gifts. Enjoy!!!!


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