- Hillarys Safi Turquoise fabric
- Two 6x4 inch frames (mine were 50p each from the charity shop) with glass and back removed
- Paper and pencil
- Circular object
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine (optional, although I prefer it to hand sewing!)
- 'Invisible' thread
- Command strips/Blu-Tack for wall hanging
2 - Making sure the fabric is folded to double thickness with right sides together, pin the paper shapes on and cut out around them. I added a seam allowance to the bird for sewing but the circle was the right size already.
4 - Pin the wing into position between the two pieces of bird fabric, then sew around the bird, again leaving a small gap for turning right side out. I left mine in the belly part so it could be turned out easier by pulling the wing through. I also trimmed the excess fabric from the pointed parts (tail and beak) for a nicer finish, then used the point of the scissors (blades together!) to poke the fabric into place after it was turned out.
6 - Fold in the edges of the open section and sew along the seam using small, neat stitches so they don't show. Stitch down the lower edge of the wing to keep it flat.
This is the slightly tricky part. Holding the bird in place in the middle of the frame, you'll need to tie a knot in the thread at the right length for hanging. The loop of thread is then hung over one of the frame hinges, making the bird look like it's flying when it's on the wall (or, you know, stuck to the wall...)
There you have it - a fun, budget friendly craft to perfectly compliment your curtains!