Wedding season will soon be here! I loved creating bird themed wool felt ornaments using an older Sizzix die last Christmas so much that I knew I had to re-create these sweet little feathered friends in a more spring friendly version. Click on the link above to go to a tutorial that shows how to sew up some birds in no time.
For this version, I thought to myself, instead of ornaments, wouldn't it be fun to create some wedding favors that could double as guest place cards for the wedding table? After I decided on a neutral palette, perfect for almost any shabby, cottage or a Victorian inspired nuptial scene, I immediately knew I wanted to add elements of burlap and hand dying. I dyed the clothespins in Cocoa Brown by Rit Dye and added a tiny snippet of burlap.
The beautiful script fabric I used for the wing was designed by Micheal Miller and can be purchased from Fabric.Com. I have used it for many projects I have posted here. It adds so much flavor to any style of mixed media.
So, now how about some table markers for the guest tables. I dyed a small thin dowel, a vintage spool and some wood circles and glued them together using Aleenes Liquid Fusion.
My favorite thing about these table markers is that each side (front and back) looks the same. So if the guests approach the table from different angles, they can still view the hand stamped number as well as the bird since I added the wing, beak, eye and embellished both sides. Speaking of embellishments, Prima's Dynasty Flower Flower in Ebony, which was purchased from Scrapbook.com provides the perfect finishing touch.
Often, wedding table markers are paper or another less durable material, which means the wedding couple discards of them once the wedding celebration is over. These can be saved and displayed on a shelf adding a shabby collection to the new home! For a detailed tutorial on how I create these stuffed birds, check this link out. Otherwise, see my etsy shop for details on how to purchase these adorable wedding table decor pieces.
Live Life Creatively,