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handfelted bird in birdcage as a hanger for a on the wall
A year ago, my friend her daughter became her seccond son, for the first one i had made a birthtday craft too. So i had liked to make one for this little fellow.
But i didn't finished the hanger, its a very long project with all differends all ready maked parts.
My friends were teasing with this project all the time, Jet mayby you're finished at his 10th birthday year.LOL

I had seen something like this on etsy years ago, but i don't know from whom. ,
When i saw something like this, i thought i will make a birthday present of it for little Lex.;-D
Please click on the third picture , you can see the whole hanger.;-D
Because it took several months i don't have no longer all the pictures, but i think you will understand it too with less pictures.;-D
And i've not, feel fry to ask me your questions.;-D
I hope you like it and make a version for yourself;-D

Posted by Jet H. from Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Jet H.'s 107 projects »
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  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 1
    Step 1

    draw on carton the shape of a bird you only have to draw the body.

    Take a basic colour of the merinowool and with needle felting you make the basic shape of the body.
    I've you are happy with it, you can add an other colour of merinowool for making the beak.
    I had make it first with the needle felting technic and add the beck part and later on the flower needle part for the tail later on, on the body.

    At the end you have something like the pict.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 2
    Step 2

    You have only now the needle felting bird, i like felt when its smoother, so i always felt it by hand with water and soap to put the add parts faster and tighter on the body.
    I've they are okay fixed you can trow the bird in the washing machine.
    Its so easy to have one.LOL

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 3
    Step 3

    Draw the eyes with the pecil on the bird.
    and embroider the lines on the bird and do some stiches on the flower tail.
    I have added some beads too. You can do the same.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 4
    Step 4

    Do the same on the other side
    I like two closed eyes, its so cute, but you can do it differend!;-D

    Because the backside was a little boring because the flower was only on the front, i added some stiches at the downside like shadow and feathers.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 5
    Step 5

    We are making the legs.

    from thin iron wire which people uses for plants and flowers measuring 6 pieces of 14 cm/5,5 inches.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 6
    Step 6

    fold each of the 6 wire pieces in two.
    lay three to gether, and twist them.
    Not to far, the last parts are for the toes,.
    twist only a double part to the end, to the same with the other two. You have now a leg with three toes.;;D
    Do the same with the other 3 wires.
    in the end you have two legs.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 7
    Step 7

    With the awl you make in the bottem of the body of the bird two holes, for the legs.
    Glue the legs with the hotgune together.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 8
    Step 8

    the twig.(size: 35cm/14 inches)
    I have found a nice twig in my neighbourhood and let him dried after i had washed and cleaned him.
    Then i add some wood glue on the whole twig with a paint bruh , you can add two layers of it on the twig.
    Let it dry.
    You have sealing the twig.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 9
    Step 9

    Paint with acrylic paint the twig, i have used gold. but you can choice an other colour i've you like.;-D
    Mayby you must paint an other layer of it, and let it again dry.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 10
    Step 10

    fold and bend the toes of the bird round the bench or twig. Like the picture show you.
    My cats thinks he is a toy.LOl They are fighting of who becoming the bird.LOL
    But happely after all, Muis has won the battle.LOL
    And i own still my bird.;-D

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 11
    Step 11

    Measure two aluminium wire thread of 70 cm/27 inches.
    twist them togeteher.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 12
    Step 12

    Lay the bird flat and bend the wire in a cage shape like the picture.
    Pay attention you must have a big end to bend on the bench or twi, to fix it.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 13
    Step 13

    Like this. Leaf a big piece over to hide the wire with flowers and leafs.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 14
    Step 14

    Gather all your fake flowers and beads and leafs you have left as scraps
    to with the riboons.
    Make a nice , pretty arragement on the "birdcage";-D

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 15
    Step 15

    I had some beads that i had made mysel, and fabric flowers,
    some of them i have add them together with glue and yarn and a needle. You can do the same, its cheaper this way.;-D
    And you're cleaning your old materials up.LOL
    Most of you know why i'm telling this.LOL

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 16
    Step 16

    First begin with fixing the leafes. Use your thin flower wire;-D twist the wire round the leafs and the birdcase or twig.,
    After this, you can make a bow for to hang the birdcage. and add with your gluegun some flowers.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pay attention that the birdcage is not full with only flowers and leafs, you must show too that its a cage;-D

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 18
    Step 18

    When you have glued the whole thing together , you can finishing the other side.
    I'm always make a pretty backside, you don't have to, but mayby they hang it behind the window and its nice to see outside the house he 's lovely.LOL

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 19
    Step 19

    Do the same steps with the backside of the bird.
    This is what i did, only i added some flowers more on the ones they sit on the frontside.;-D
    Glue them too with the hotgun.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 20
    Step 20

    Because it was a gift for a baby (hummm almost a toddler,LOL) i like a to add a ribbon with the name and the birthdate on it.

    You can do the same for a other older person. Or write a message on it for the person,;-D
    Or a poem;-D So much idea's to make. LOL

    choise a pretty colour ribbon and fix it on the ground with tape. Like the picture.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 21
    Step 21

    You can use a marker, but you can use stamps too.
    I didn't use them, the inkt wasn't permanent.
    so i write the letters by hand with a permanent marker.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 22
    Step 22

    I liked it a lot to add a wooden flower on the ribbon with the writing, so on the end i fold a little pieced on the wrong site, and hang the flower on it, and fixed it with glue.
    with a other ribbon i added the riboon on the birdcage.

  • How to make a wire model. Birhtday Birdcage Hanger - Step 23
    Step 23

    Like this,
    Please click on the picture you can see it better.;-D

    then you are finished;-D
    I hope you liked it, and of course you can use a bird that you allready had or maked, or bought, be creative, but i love mine, i love felting a lot.;-D
    But most importend have fun with the making of.;-D

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Gabrielle
Gabrielle · 7 projects
cute!
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Jiska
Jiska · Zwolle, Overijssel, NL · 6 projects
Echt heel schattig! Happy
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Pam M.
Pam M. · 1 project
Wow this is such a cute project .. vary well done!!!
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sophie t.
sophie t. · 1 project
Loving it. So cute!
And thanks so much for my comment! Might even put some more projects on now.. Ooh.. Won't measure up to yours though. (Ha, I'm such a suck up Tongue)
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ErsatzEpiphany
ErsatzEpiphany · Seattle, Washington, US · 105 projects
Wow! This is very cute - and such pretty colors, too Happy
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Yaya
Yaya · Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, JP · 11 projects
Its awesome. I totally love it. Perfect! Happy
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itsSablesHawty
itsSablesHawty · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 16 projects
i freakin loves it :]
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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
Aw Jet, I love it =D Congratulations!!=D
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Ha, ik dacht meteen toen ik dit op de voorpagina zag staan: dat is een van de leukste featured projects sinds lang en dan blijkt het van jou te zijn! Ziet er echt snoezig uit, helemaal iets voor voor mijn mams te maken om op te hangen als paasversiering.
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shen!....nanigans!
shen!....nanigans! · San Jose, California, US · 7 projects
very cute! i love it!
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