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Glittered felt birds

I want to hang pretty glittered birds on my Christmas tree this year to fit in with my Winter Wonderland theme.

So, I designed a glittery winged felt bird to match my other Christmas birds. I have made sixteen of them in white with pink glitter, antique pink, pale aqua and teal. Now I can't wait to hang them on my tree later next month!

Get your free downloadable pattern by clicking the link below.

6 Birds

How-to step by step

  • Hand made felt birds for Christmas, steps 1-4

    Step 1

    Download your free bird pattern and print at 100%. Carefully cut out the pattern pieces. Place pattern pieces on felt and, using your water soluble pen, trace around outside edges so you have one body piece and two wings. Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut out felt pieces. Then pin cut out felt pieces to another piece of felt.

  • Hand made felt birds for Christmas, steps 5-8

    Step 2

    Carefully cut around felt birds. You will now have two bird body pieces and two sets of wings. Now, with a damp cloth, blot pen lines until they disappear. With your bird pattern pieces still pinned together, join them together by whip stitching around outside edges with embroidery thread, leaving a gap of about 15mm unstitched so you can stuff the birds.

  • Hand made felt birds for Christmas, steps 13-16

    Step 3

    Begin to stuff the birds by gradually pushing small bits of stuffing through the unstitched hole using a small stick. Make sure to push stuffing into the tip of the tail and beak. Continue adding stuffing to the bird so that the bird feels firm to the grasp and holds its shape well, then whip stitch the hole close. Now with a needle threaded with white embroidery thread stitch a jump ring to the top of the bird along the seam.

  • Hand made felt birds for Christmas, steps 9-12

    Step 4

    With your wing felt pieces still pinned together, join the pieces together by whip stitching around outside edges with embroidery thread leaving a gap of about 15mm unstitched so you can stuff the wings as you did the bird's body. Again whip stitch the hole closed and repeat with other set of wing pieces. Now position your wings on the body and pin in place to secure while you stitch the underside of the wings to the bird body. Then thread your ribbon through the jump ring that is attached to your bird and knot the ends together. Doing this at this stage allows you to hang your bird for the next step of PVA gluing your birds.

  • Hand made felt birds for Christmas, steps 17-20

    Step 5

    Using a small paint brush, apply a coat of PVA glue to the areas on the bird you wish to glitter in pink. Then immediately sprinkle with glitter, lightly tap the bird to remove excess glitter and hang up to dry. Once the glue holding the pink glitter is dry apply a small coating of PVA glue to the beak and sprinkle with gold glitter, tap to remove excess glitter, and leave to dry. Sew gold beads to face of bird using a beading needle threaded with sewing thread, so you have an 'eye' both sides.

  • Pale aqua hand made felt bird

    Step 6

    Here is one I made in a pretty mint colour

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Hand made felt birds for my Christmas tree
Hand made felt bird for my Christmas tree
Hand made felt birds for my Christmas tree
Pale aqua hand made felt bird
Teal felt hand made bird for my Christmas tree
Antique pink hand made felt bird
Hand made felt bird for my Christmas tree

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