Monday, December 22, 2008

Bird in the Snow Ornament Tutorial

  • To create the "tent", start with a 5-3/4" long piece of paper.
  • The base of the "tent" is rounded and indicates 1/2" from the horizontal line. (Note: the 1/2" is part of the 5-3/4" - it is not in addition).
  • Each side of the "tent" is 5-1/2" long
  • Use this single template to connect 2 more for a total of 3 triangles. You will need 3 triangles for this project.
  • Add 1/4" to one side of the "tent" to keep the "tent" closed.
  • Clip, at an angle the top and bottom of the 1/4" extension as shown.
  • Center the 1-3/4" Circle Punch at the bottom of the "tent", push punch as far as possible and punch all 3 sections.

  • Apply sticky tape to extension (not shown in photo)
  • Stamp and decorate outside of "tent" now.

  • After die cutting (2) birds, sandwich a 4-1/4" long thread in between the bird's body (red/white twine is used in this photo so it will be visible).
  • Punch the very top of one of the triangles using 1/8" punch (this will allow space at the top for the cord to be hung). Note: photo does not show this step.
  • Apply a mini glue dot to the thread at the top of tent to suspend bird.
  • Cut 5" long cord and knot, apply mini glue dot to top of "tent"
  • Close "tent" by peeling the sticky tape off the 1/4" extension.

That's it..............let me know if there are any questions. Thank you for stopping by.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Love it! Have to put it on my list for next year though. Merry Christmas!