Cute Bird Made Of Leftover Yarn

Got too much yarn laying around? Don't know what to do will those pieces? This cute little yarn bird is super fun and easy to make. Check out the tutorial and give it a try!

Cute Bird Made Of Leftover Yarn

What you need

To make this yarn bird you'll need:

Yarn - 3-4 different colors,
Scissor,
Cardstock paper,
Ruler,
Craft glue,
Craft wire,
Craft pliers,
Beads - 2 black, medium size,
Needle and black thread.



Instructions

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Step -1: You will need to cut 3 pieces of cardstock paper. The width of the cardstock papers should be around 4-5 cm. Two cardstock papers should be of 10 cm and the other one 12 cm. The measurement will vary depending on the size of the bird. Use light colored yarn for the bottom (10 cm), dar colored yarn for the top (12 cm) and mixed fade colored yarns for the wings / sides (10 cm). Take different colored yarn and wrap them around the cardstock papers lengthwise. Keep wrapping them until they are thick enough (1cm thick in each side). Hold the yarns on the cardstock firmly and cut any one side. You will get a group of yarn strands. You will need to cut any one of the wrapped yarns from 10 cm cardstock first. Tie all the yarn groups on the center.

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Step-2: Take the 10 cm long yarn group (light colored for the bottom part) and place it on a flat surface horizontally. Take the dark colored group of yarns (12 cm, for the top part) and place it on the horizontal group of yarns vertically, right in the middle, creating a cross. Fold both yarn groups into half to them through their closed ends. Take small pieces of matching yarns to tie the folded yarns adjacent to their closed ends.

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Step-3: Now take the mixed colored wrapped yarn group and prepare it by cutting any one side and tying the center. Take the mixed yarn group and place on the the tied yarns from the previous step.

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Step-4: Take a small piece of paper (half of A-4 sized paper). Crumple the piece of paper and squeeze it to make it small. The size of the birds body depends on the crumpled paper size. Place the crumpled paper on top of the mixed yarn groups tied part. Hold the open ends of the yarn groups together tightly.

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Step-5: Take small piece of any colored yarn strand and tightly tie it around that end to join all the yarn groups together. Trim the end of the yarn groups to level them.

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Step-6:  Use 18 gauge craft wire to make the legs of the bird. Make a small cone shape from orange colored cardstock paper for the beak. And finally select 2 black beads of the same size to make the eyes of the bird. You will need needle and black thread to attach the eyes or you can also use glue to attach them.

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Step-7: Simply attach 2 black beads on both sides of the birds head using needle and matching thread. Attach the legs by bending the open ends of the legs and inserting it through the yarns of the lower part. And finally Glue the beak to complete the bird. Use different colored yarns to make different patterned birds.

How easy was that!


Comments

  1. So adorable and creative! I absolutely love it!

  2. Awe so cute I love it and thank you for sharing this your very talented also it won’t let me sign up 2 your site….. sad I no

  3. zarqa malik says:

    Easy to understand…easy to make. Wonderful project

  4. Abby Da Bacon Lover says:

    This is really cool!! I cant wait to make it with my school counsuler this friday!!! btw how did you do the legs?

  5. Such a good craft! I really enjoyed making this bird. Thank you

  6. this is so awesome I am gonna make one for the top of my lap top ty for such a adorable craft and who doesn’t have scrap yarn laying around I always do I might even mak different colored ones and hang them by string in a window at different lengths just adorable, maybe even a inside mobile hangig from the ceiling ty ty ty

  7. Looks like something I need to try. Thanks for the cute idea.

  8. Barbara Johnson says:

    I absolutely LOVE it… have tons of yarns…now just to figure out the legs..:))

    • Muhaiminah Faiz says:

      Thanks! Use 18 gauge craft wire to make the legs and simply insert them into the yarns at the bottom side of the bird.

  9. Love It

  10. Really cute, and easy I think.

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