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Happy little bird made with cardboard!

I live in the woods so I am so blessed to see so many beautiful birds daily!

I love taking time to just sit down with a awesome cup of coffee in the morning and watch them fly all around!

They frequent the feeders I have out for them .

Along with all the wild berries that are growing around us!

So creating little birds brings me so much Joy!

Like this little cutie you are about to create! 😀


Supplies you will need

• Cardboard

• a piece of material

• needle and thread

• bead for the eye

• wire

• hot glue

• Ivory paint

• Dixie Belle brown wax or brown paint



I had a piece of material that I had already coffee dyed .

You can use any material you want for your wing.

I took my cardboard and freehanded a circle for the body my bird when fished is about 4” from beak to tail.

My circle was about 2”.

Don’t over think this .

You can even use a lid for your circle pattern.

This is such an easy bird to create .

I then peeled a layer of paper off the cardboard leaving some of it behind.


I cut my wings out since I was doing two birds I cut out two wings .

My wing is about 1” long.

I then took my needle and my thread I had some beige embroidery thread that’s what I used and did a simple running stitch around it.

Easy Peasy !

I took some ivory paint and gave my bird a little color.

Once it was dry I glued my wing on.

I cut two small triangles for their nose.

I glued the nose on .

I then used a small piece of wire and created two simple legs and glued those on.

I used a long strip of cardboard and cut very thin narrow strips for the tail.

I folded the strips in half and then glued it on.

I did curl a few of them with the edge of my scissors.

I got my little bead and glued his eye on.

I also used my wax to grunge up the body, the nose and the tail . Because you know me I love that look!

That’s it !

Here they are!

How adorable are they !

So much fun to create !

I Love how these happy little Birdies came out !

They are super fun and quick to make ! ❤️

Just imagine how cute they would look perched on your plants , on a garland or on a tier shelf even on your seasonal tree!


They are so easy to create !


I hope you give them a try.

I know you will love them too!

They are perfect for so many things!

Of course again another super budget friendly project!

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun beautiful items to add to your decorating!


It all starts just by using a little imagination and a few supplies!


I’m alway trying to create adorable budget friendly projects and this one is right up there for sure!


I hope you give this Happy little Birdie project a try !

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Happy creating!


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