13th December 2016
How to make a paper Christmas bird decoration
What you need:
Free stencil template (you can find these online)
Patterned card or thick paper
Leftover gift wrapping paper
String/ ribbon or twine to hang decoration with
Double sided tape
Draw a bird outline onto a piece of coloured card
If you aren’t the artistic type, you can find lots of free stencil templates online.
Once you have cut out the shape of your bird, make a slot using a scalpel to allow you to feed through the paper wings.
Then take a square piece of wrapping paper and give it a concertina fold. Make sure the width is the same size as your slot so you can easily feed it through.
Feed your concertina folded paper through the slot.
Add a line of double sided tape and fan out the wings.
Use a hole punch so you can feed through the ribbon et voila!
Your paper bird is now ready to hang.