I am doing a homemade ornament exchange with 17 other ladies and was a little stumped at first. I really love birds, and yarn, so I decided to do a yarn wrapped bird ornament. I used materials I already had on hand, which is a win/win!
- Recycled Cereal Boxes
- Glue Gun
- Bird Template
DIY Bird Ornament
1. Find Your Template
If you want you can use mine, just download it. You can print it, cut it, trace it on recycled cereal boxes. Or if you have a silhouette machine you can open it in the software and use your machine to cute it out. Just adjust the bird to the size you would like it to be. I had hand drawn and hand cut out all my birds. Took awhile.
2. Find Your Yarn
I used yarn that I already had on hand, but you can use whatever color you would like. I would recommend using a thicker yarn. Makes it a little easier.
3. Start At The Tail
Put a little bit of hot glue on the tip of the tail, then hold the yarn there for a bit.
4. Wrap The Bird
Just start wrapping the yarn around the bird.
5. Glue At The Curves
When you get the curves you will want to put a touch of glue to hold the yarn in place so it doesn’t all bunch up.
6. Keep Wrapping And Gluing
Just keep wrapping and gluing. You can tell when you need the glue to keep the yarn in place. Do this all the way to the beak.
7. Cut Off The Yarn At The Beak
When you get to the beak, cut off the yarn and glue the excess yarn to the back side of your ornament.
8. Make The Ornament Hanger
Take some twine and cute it to the length you would like. Then glue that on the back of your ornament.
9. The Button Eye
Take some thin twine and thread it through the button holes, then tie in the back. Cut off the excess twine. Next just hot glue the eye onto the bird.
10. Your Done!
That is it. Pretty simple.
If you have any questions or problems feel free to email me.