Monday, 5 March 2012

A touch of colour

 It's definitely time to pack away the winter decorations and as much as I loved my snowflake lights, I am craving some colour here. However, there are still many dark hours in the day so I'm not quite ready to really pack away my bunch of twigs with the fairy lights yet. So, I decided to give them a little twist, with a bunch of bright origami birds to add some much needed cheerfullness.


I got the instructions for the birds from my origami calendar so I can't type them out here but if you want something similar, there are many good sources on the internet such as here, here, here and here. Then just take some white sewing thread and a needle, double the thread, tie a big know into the end and punch it through your bird in a position that will keep it more or less level. Use the thread to hang it onto the branches.


10 comments:

  1. They are really nice, and look like thyŕe quite easy to make.

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    1. They were. Just make sure you pick an easy origami pattern because I think it can get quite complicated.

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  2. Aw, that's a super cool idea friend! I love spring :)

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    1. Me too. :) I can't wait for it to be reliably warm.

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  3. how funny is it that i have an origami calendar too?? i recently made a panda and it turned out quite well but i doubt it would look as elegant with a bunch of pandas hanging from branches!

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    1. I'm sure it would be awesome :D

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  4. What a lovely cheerful idea! A good reminder that spring is on it's way.

    Loulou

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    1. Sometimes I wish spring was moving a little fast.... ;)

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