- X-Acto knife or utility knife
- Hot glue gun
- Large plastic bottle, like a two liter or juice bottle
- Fabric strapping
- Embroidery thread
- Any fabric
- Batting or any kind of stuffing, such as extra fabric, plastic bags, newspaper, etc.
- Pins with colored heads, buttons, or other decorations
How do I make the birdcage?
Step 1: Use knife to cut the birdcage openings in an empty bottle.
Step 2: Cut fabric strapping to the size and width of the plastic areas remaining on the bottle.
Step 3: Apply strapping to plastic with hot glue.
Step 4: Use embroidery thread to decorate.
Step 5: Drill hole into the lid for hanging.
How do I make the bird?
Step 1: Cut bird body and wing shapes from fabric.
Step 2: Stitch bird body sides together using embroidery thread and needle, leaving a small opening that’s still big enough for the stuffing.
Step 3: Insert stuffing through open area in stitching, then stitch closed.
Step 4: Attach wings with needle and thread.
Step 5: Decorate using pins to make eyes or sewing on buttons, fabric or other decorations.
Step 6: Run string through the bottle top into the center of the bottle.
Step 7: Attach end of string to bird by stitching.
Step 8: Tie two strings together so that the bird hangs centered in the bottle.
Step 9: Hang.
Created by Dane Holweger