Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Craft Project: Felt Bird Cage Ornament

This little Christmas ornament was inspired by a tiny sticker, of all things. This is a simple craft project with basic stitching. Pattern plus directions below.


Supplies:
Felt - blue, orange, and off white
Embroidery thread - dark brown, blue, and orange
Thread - off white
Polly fill
Ribbon
Sewing Needle
Scissors

Right click, copy, paste, and print pattern.

1. You might need to shrink the image. Cut out two bird cages on the dotted lines in the off white felt and one bird (on the solid line) in the blue felt. Cut out a small orange triangle for the bird's beak.

2. Using a back stitch, embroider the wing on the bird with two threads from a strand of dark brown embroidery thread. Make a french knot for the eye.

3. Using a running stitch, sew the bird onto the bird cage. Using a running stitch, sew the beak on as well. Using a back stitch, embroider the legs of the bird on the off white felt (refer to picture).

4. Using a back stitch, embroider the bird cage design around the bird (refer to picture). When embroidering the top of the bird cage attach the ribbon loop on the back of the felt piece.

5. Using the thread, sew both bird cage pieces together around the edges with a blanket stitch. Leave a one inch opening. Stuff will poly fill. Sew up the opening. Done.

37 comments:

greetingarts said...

Such a cutie! I've been a bad commenter lately, but have been reading faithfully and hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for all the great ideas, not the least of which is this great little pattern.

zannestar said...

This is so adorable! I love it!

tricia said...

Adorable - such a cute idea. Thanks for the detailed instructions too - I think even a non-sewer like me could handle it.

kawaii crafter said...

thanks tricia. if you do give it a try, let me know if you have any questions.

Oiyi said...

This is really adorable!!

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zarah said...

sooooo cute!!! :D

SarahIsabella said...

This is so cute and would be a great anytime gift!
Thank you for posting the pattern!

Alexis said...

I think that is the cutest ornament that I've seen in all of Blogland!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Very creative!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Ok, it's official, I need to do a bird themed tree. There are just too many darling bird ornaments out there! I'll be linking.

Julie said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Ginger said...

Outstanding great tutorial & pattern.
Going to sit down and make a few thank you so much! Is it looking like christmas yet? No kidding in Calif we had snow.

woolanthropy said...

Super duper cute ornament. Thank you for sharing the love.

Izaberu said...

Kawaii :D

Early Bird Special said...

Just adorable! Thank you for sharing this! Hope your holidays are merry & bright!

Fuji Mama said...

SO CUTE!!!

Felt-o-rama said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing with us. Can't wait to make one of my own!

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Bridget B. said...

hey! thanks for stopping by my blog - I remember seeing your little felt bird cage ornament somewhere on the interwebs this last wee and being very impressed - super cute!

Denise Felton said...

Adorable! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog mid-day tomorrow (Central USA time). I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.

Denise
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mandapanda said...

This is beautiful! Thankyou so much for sharing!
MandaPanda. x

kristenly said...

this makes me happy. thank you for sharing!

redchuckstress said...

One of the cutest ornaments that ever lived!

Lova Revolutionary said...

Really cute! Thanks for the idea!

threeundertwo said...

Adorable! Thanks!

M.Kate said...

Wanted to wish you and all at home a Merry Christmas :)

Katherine said...

What a great little design!

fav.or.it said...

how sweet - love it! Thanks so much for sharing

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Alycia said...

this looks really cute! i think i will try my hand at it :)

lovely little deer said...

This is wonderful!
I really wanted to make it but how do you get the birdcage pattern in the white felt or don't you need to?

dodi said...

So lovely !!! Thanks a lot ;-)

mary said...

It is absolutely lovely !

The Sopher Gopher said...

This is REALLY CUTE!!! I made a few of these for my family during the Christmas season. I used some plaid ribbon for the little hanging thing. :)

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Miriam said...

Beautiful! It reminds me of one of my favourite kids books "How to paint the portrait of a bird".

Ylime said...

Really original! I love this!! I've featured it in a holiday decorations tutorial roundup on my blog, The Handmade Experiment. http://wp.me/pkcUM-pE

Thanks!
Emily

SawoKecik said...

I love birds ... so lovely ...

♥ Carine CalĂ© ♥ said...

So Beautiful!!! Thank you for your great tutorial!!!

All the Best ; )

Carine