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October 18, 2011

Little Black Bird Wreath {Twin Dragonfly Designs}

Hi everyone!  I am excited to be back at the CSI Project.  Especially for Halloween Extravaganza Week ~ woo hoo!
Today I am showing you how to create this cute little guy hanging out on my wreath {swing by my blog for the complete wreath tutorial}.  But just in case we haven’t met yet…

My name is Heather and my little corner of the blog-o-sphere is Twin Dragonfly Designs.  I am a Program Coordinator with a passion for Inspiring Creativity.  If you grab a seat on the couch, a mug of hot chocolate and browse around awhile you will find;  crazy party ideas, tried and true recipes, epic craft projects and tutorials for just about all of it.  Oh and did I mention?  I have twin, three year old boys {so they’re involved in pretty much everything}. Now on to the tutorial…

1.  Gather your basic supplies: black feathers, egg shaped body {an old plastic easter egg would work}, 1′ round head {I used an old drawer pull}, black wire, two small black beads for eyes, mod podge, tissue paper, black paint, tape, hot glue gun and glue.  2.  Using hot glue, glue the head to the body. 3.  Using the wire, shape feet and legs.

4.  Using hot glue, glue the legs to the body. 5.  Using the tape, reinforce the glued areas and shape a beak and neck. 6.  Using the Mod Podge, cover the bird with tissue paper {not pictured}.  Then paint the whole thing black.

7.  Use the flat, not as fluffy feathers to cover the birds head. 8.  Use the fluffy feathers to cover the birds body. 9.  Hot glue gun feathers all over the bird.  Finish with black ribbon around the beak {if needed} and black eyes.

Our finished little Black Bird.

Have him sit or stand on your favorite wreath and voila!  A lovely little accent just in time for Halloween!
Thanks for reading!
Please stop by Twin Dragonfly Designs to say hi sometime.


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  3. tiggz0r says:

    Awesome! I love love love crows/ravens/fatchubby blackbirds for Fall! So cute!

  4. Thank you ~ it was super easy and fun to make!

  5. Absolutely so cute! And I am so impressed that you made that crow. Wow!!


  6. Veronica says:

    WOW, you did an amazing job with the black bird!

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