Sewing around the edges after turning it right side out to make it lie flat.
After all 4 Velcro pieces were sewn on. And miracles of miracles- it works!
So I spray painted one high high gloss white, which was sitting in the garage and the other satin magenta which was left over from my pink peg board.
What do you get when you combine an old thesaurus, Mod Podge and a bird from the Dollar Store? I saw this project over at A Lovely Place to Land. The same week I saw this post I ran over to the Dollar Store just to pick up a couple of these birdies to try it out and I am very happy with the results.
I have not yet decided if I want to give him eyes yet. What do you think?
This little guy has been perched in my craft nest, but I think he may want to fly downstairs and check out the mantle for Easter and Spring!
Thank you Amanda for posting your creative idea!
I needed some toys for our son to play with on the air plane when we travel cross country. Requirements: small, lightweight, quiet and hopefully time-consuming! Michael's had plenty of toys for $1-2! I realize of course that I could have made the thread through trucks, but for one buck! It is not worth the time!
And a magna-doodle for $1!!! It's not the best quality, but again, for one buck...!? (I realize now that i forgot the "y" on voyage! oh well!) The green half circle is a turtle where kids can stick little self-adhesive foam "tiles" on the turtle's shell and stick the head, legs, and tail on the shell. I'm not sure if an 18 month old will get the big picture, but it will be fun and take some time. And look, it all fits in the shirt sleeve drawstring bag from last week! Another travel related accessory. I have been trying to figure out how to travel with a sippy cup of milk and keep it cold without having to lug around a insulated lunch box. This is an insulated water bottle holder with strap in white canvas. Not sure how to decorate it yet, any ideas???
Get yourself to Michael's!!!
I kind of made up the pattern for each one a little differently and even put the drawstrings in differently in each one…learning as I went. I recall seeing Martha’s drawstring bags in her magazine last month (but could not find on them her website) and her directions are probably good (she is THE Martha, after all—maker of all “good things”) but I did not follow them. Who has time to follow directions when trial and error is so much more fun?
Here is what I ended up with.
We even used one today to pack our son’s lunch in when we went to the zoo! You can see that the sewing is a mite pitiful, but who cares? They are functional!