Friday, May 1, 2015

FREE PRINTABLE LITTLE LOVE BIRDS PAPER CRAFT TUTORIAL

MY FIRST FREE PRINTABLE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND MAKE!!
This set of 2 little birds will look lovely sitting on a shelf or hanging gently in the breeze.
They are the best of  friends and show their affection by giving gifts of handpicked flowers.
This is a super easy and quick project to make, especially for beginners. With a little adult supervision they are a great paper craft for kids too. Have fun and print as many as you like, they would make a lovely little gift.

INSTRUCTIONS:
You will need: scissors or a craft knife, double sided stick tape or glue, cotton thread if you would like to hang your little birds.





STEP 1:
Download the blue bird here
Download the pink bird here
Print each little bird on 8.5 x 11 or A4 size inkjet quality paper, set your printer to 100% size,
inkjet quality print.
Alternatively you can take the files to your local print shop.

STEP 2:
Using scissors or a craft knife cut out your 2 little birds.

 STEP3:
Carefully crease along the bottom of each bird as indicated.
 STEP 4:
Apply a strip of double sided tape to the top inside of your little birds head.

 STEP5:
If you are wanting to hang them, now is the time to add your length of cotton by sticking it onto the tape or glue (I have indicated where the cotton should  be positioned)

Finally glue the two halves of each head together,

Finished!

Enjoy making but remember to make them for personal enjoyment only (do not sell them)
Let me know how you go, I hope it works ok (the downloading part!) It's very new to me but I'm learning!

Remember you can find tons more papercrafts here! 

This craft will be free for a limited time, then I will sell it in my Etsy shop, don't worry I plan to add new designs regularly!

8 comments:

Claire Carter said...

Thanks for the freebie! They can join my little flying birds I bought off you
X

Appelzee said...

Hi, thank you so much for the freebie! What a perfect beginning of this new month of May!
I hope you don't mind I made a blogpost about your birds (with a link to your blog of course!).
x, Tine

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your work today and have been reading everything I can on it! So lovely! I'm loving the birds and was able to print the blue one successfully, however the pink one is a .psd file, so I haven't been able to get it work. Is it possible you could provide the .jpg? - Kari

Ellen Giggenbach said...

thanks so much for letting me know, it should work now! x

Els04 said...

So cute!!!! Thanks!

Faye Fowler said...

These are amazing! Thank you for posting them, and for making the designs available online. Some people would certainly want these to decorate stuff around the house, or even as designs for cards or pictures. Cheers!

Faye Fowler @ Master Copy Print

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing these lovely paper birds. Truly appreciate it. Hope to see more of your beautiful artwork.

Doro von Hand zu Hand said...

these are so pretty!
thanks for sharing them! i set a link and hope you agree.

best wishes, doro von Hand zu Hand