Monday, January 31, 2011

Creativity Monday - Week #5

I desperately wish I could give you a link for this project... at some point I printed a template for these cut-out birds from the lovely shop Fawn & Forest... but now I can't for the life of me find it on their website.

Be that as it may, I decided to use the template to cut some book-page birds this morning.

While I love end end result, it definitely falls into the "Gosh that's cute, but what do you do with it?" category.

Right now I have it hanging above one of my kitchen windows because it makes me smile. But it's fragile and cannot support it's own weight - so draping it anywhere, bunting style, is out of the question.

A nice idea... little birdies cut out folded-paper-gingerbread-man style... but it leaves me a little perlexed and I'm not sure it will stay up for long. It feels a little out of place just resting there atop the window moulding.

So, you win some and you lose some. I'm not ready to call it a Creativity Monday failure... I think it definitely has potential... I'm just not feeling it right now...

Any suggestions, clever, creative friends?

1 comment:

  1. I love that you made this out of book pages!

    Are the birdies all attached to each other? You could use a 1/16" punch to make a little hole at the top of each bird's head and thread some string or pretty twine through if you want to hang it as a garland. (Would that be too much weight for the thin book pages?) Or you could use some kind of ribbon or other trim and attach the birds in front of it by sewing them on by their heads. That sounds terrible, but I think you know what I mean! Then you could hang it.

    Do you even have a sewing machine? If not, then perhaps both of my suggestions are useless. ;)

    Here's the link to the download:
    Second one down--Holiday Garlands



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