I love birds and I love Valentine’s Day, so naturally I would do a bird-themed craft project for the Feb. 14 holiday. While Valentine’s Day is still a month away (a month to the day today!), I wanted to get started early on the few projects I have planned so the decorations can be out an about for a bit. I only have one Valentine’s Day decoration — a cute wreath my step mom made me — so I need just a few more things around the house.
As I sat down to watch the football game last night, I got out my sewing kit and a few pieces of felt. To start on my love birds, I cut out two pieces to make the body.
Then, I starting stitching around the outside of the body.
I doubled up the thread so it would show more on the stitching.
I kept stitching all the way around the body until there was a small slit open by the tail. I stuffed the body using some leftover batting.
Once it was all stuffed, I sewed the remainder of the body closed.
Time to add the rest of the pieces! I cut out a beak, wing and feet, and sewed each piece to the bird.
Lastly, I added an eye using thread.
The red bird is for my hubby. Then I made a white one for me! For the second bird, I sewed all of the extra pieces on first. … the beak, the wing, the feet and the eye. That was a lot easier.
We have the cutest love birds. ❤
All in all, it took me less than two hours to make these two love birds. Now they are sitting on our mantel — the first of the Valentine’s decor for our house.