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Tutorial: How to Make Bird Ornaments from Children's Paintings

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tutorial: How to Make Bird Ornaments from Children's Paintings

This week's How-To is:
Making Bird Ornaments from Children's Paintings by Liz.
It was originally published on her site The Sitting Tree .

I don't know about you, but we have piles upon piles of watercolor paintings stacking up which no one can bear to part with. In my psychotic need to get rid of everything in the house this year (except yarn, of course), the boys and I came up with a plan to give new life to all of our stacks of paintings... Holiday Ornaments!! Some we'll keep to hang from the windows as a cheerful reminder come February, that the snow can't possibly last forever. And some we are going to give as gifts to friends and family! (insert bad pun here).
First, gather up all of your artwork...
Next, print out this bird pattern to what ever size you like...
and cut it out...
Trace out the pattern for the front side, and then flip the pattern over for the back side...
Lastly, glue the front and back together.
Punch a hole in the top and tie on a piece of coordinating hand dyed wool...
Hang or wrap for a gift and enjoy!

How do you preserve your children's art?

Visit the The Sitting Tree Blog or
Liz's etsy shop at:

This tutorial reposted with permission & brought to you by Natalie, of Woolhalla.



Blogger germandolls said...

They looks really sweet! Great idea. Now where are those boxes of artwork from PreK - 2nd Grade? LOL

December 16, 2010 at 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is wonderful! What a great way to reuse their artwork and make it last longer in a way that everyone will enjoy.
Thanks for sharing your idea.

December 16, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Thank you for the idea! I'll scrounge through our recycle bin tomorrow to rescue some of my daughter's paintings. This will be a great snow-day project for her!

December 16, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

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