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edamame
« on: December 11, 2004 05:15:30 AM »

I made these bird ornaments out of pogs, an old pine shelf, felt, wire, and some paint:


I used the ban saw to cut out the bodies first, and power sanded the edges for a little shaping.
I found Pogs (12 for 35 cents) at a local surplus store, and they were perfect for the wings (easy to cut). Had to hand sand them a little to take off the finish, then used Kilz (primer) and paint.

I put a nail in the top of their heads; worked to both handle and hang them while the paint was wet, but also later I was able to stuff twisted thread in there to hang them.

I used craft-store wire to make the wand and the legs. Felt for the scarf and star.

The best thing is that I made these for a swap (hope I'm not wrecking the surprise if you're in my group) ... The worst is that I forgot to make one for myself!!!
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SarahFroggy
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004 06:19:16 AM »

oh those are just beautiful! wish i was in you're group. i can't do crafties broke my arm yesterday Sad
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veludo
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2004 06:28:31 AM »

gotta love those.
they are really well made and cute.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2004 07:09:14 AM »

I got mine yesterday! I loooooove it Smiley
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Lrschic
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2004 07:28:00 AM »

Those have to be the best hand-made ornaments that I've seen! Thanks for posting!  Wink
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edamame
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2004 11:41:07 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments!  SarahF- hope your arm heals fast...
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SarahFroggy
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2004 04:48:42 AM »

oh you're welcome. thanks to you too. was trying to do some handsewing yesterday. sorta works but can't do it for very long at a time. happy holidays
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004 05:09:10 AM »

I loved the birdie. It is proudly hanging on my tree Wink I should post a picture. It goes so well with my other ornaments Smiley I am happy you did this for our swap.

Kathleen
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