Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quick Spring Decorating Project

My husband brought this little Norfolk Pine home from a holiday work function. It was the centerpiece and he won the one on his table. It was decorated with little silver plastic Christmas balls and had a foam snowflake stuck in the pot. It was a cute addition to our Christmas decorations and my older son calls it the little Christmas tree. After Christmas we took the ornaments & snowflake off of the tree and it's been sitting on my plant stand kind of bare and sad ever since. My son asked the other day when we were going to decorate the little Christmas tree again. Perfect time for a spring decorating craft!

Yesterday we punched out a bunch of birds using the XL 2 step bird punch and made cute little spring ornaments for our little Christmas tree. It took all of about 25 minutes to make about 20 little birds....remember I was doing this with a 3.5 year old so it would probably only take you about 10 minutes to do this project! As we all know "help" from a 3.5 year old is usually counterproductive! He was good at counting the birds and wings and he had fun deciding which color wing to put with which bird body though.

I used the Tea Party Designer Series Paper for the birds since I had some scraps leftover (perfect for punching!) and it was the most spring like. We mixed and matched the different patterns so each bird was unique. The wings are popped up on half of a dimensional. The loops to hang the birds from are made out of white embroidery floss. Now all I need to do is find a better pot for our little Christmas tree---the snowflakes are a bit out of season now!

Supplies: Tea Party DSP, XL 2 Step Bird Punch, dimensional, embroidery floss

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