So happy with how these turned out! The kids and I made bird wreath Christmas decorations for their teacher gifts this year.
Craft glue (or a glue gun)
Plastic curtain eyelet
Small birds (can be wood, plastic, ceramic, foam)
Twine or ribbon
– The curtain eyelets can be found at places like Spotlight or curtain speciality stores and a pack of 6 costs about $5. This is the type of decoration I expect will keep for a good many years. Other possible variation materials: wire or even a cardboard circle.
– I found the birds featured at Australia Post. They are actually UMBRA bird wine glass markers.
– Instead of birds, a twist of holly also looks lovely and is easy to find.
– Best place to find little birds for craft is in the floral section at a craft shop
1. Glue the bird on the inside of the eyelet circle.
2. Use a little glue on the eyelet surface. Tie a knot in the wool and start winding around the eyelet.
3. Continue until the entire eyelet is covered. Tie it off and trim any excess wool. It’s a good idea to use a little glue to reinforce the end section.
4. Add a piece of twine or ribbon and hang.
I added a gift tag with a mention that this dcecoration was handmade with love. A friend of mine made the gorgeous gift tags using paper, a european stamp, sheet music and twine.