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Thursday, April 7, 2011

2x4 Spring Chick Tutorial


This one's quick and easy, and super cute when finished-all fluffy and soft!
(except for the wood block part...)
 
Here's what you'll need:
 
 
2x4 block cut to 5 inches tall
a handful of yellow feathers, I used 12
beak and feet cutouts
(mine are 1/2 inch MDF, you could use foam, chipboard, or paper)
orange paint and brush
2 black furniture tacks
ribbon
 
General Supplies:
glue gun
scissors
hammer
sandpaper
 
*I needed a gift bag for a baby shower so you'll notice I'm not using a block, but a paper bag. The process is the same, just lighter...)
 
Start  by sanding the edges smooth on the block and your cutout pieces.
You can paint the block yellow if you wish, I didn't cause well, unless you're looking at the back side, you can't see it!
 

Using your glue gun, attach the feathers.
 Think of your block as a clock, start at 12 o'clock and work your way all the way around. Use the scissors to shorten the feathers as needed, be sure to save the cut pieces!
They work perfectly to fill in gaps.


The feather ends should all meet in the middle, just above the center of the block.
You'll cover them up with the beak piece...


Paint the beak and feet pieces orange. Sand or ink the edges and then glue them into place.



The beak will cover the feather ends and the feet should sit off center just a bit up from the bottom edge of the block.

Using the hammer, set the eyes into place...


Add a sweet little bow and your little chicky is done!
*I slipped a little flower under the "wing" in the top picture*
SO "TWEET!"

(Hehe! Look how cute they are as gift bags. They might be cuter than the intended present...)

Happy Crafting.

14 comments:

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

This is SUPER cute! Such a creative lady you are. ;)

Amy said...

I LOVE the Chicky! What a cute idea!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Love it! I am gonna make some this weekend!

My Activity Girl's Would also LOVE them. :)

Stef said...

You have massive talent! I love visiting your blog everyday to see what you've been creating! I made one of your sweet chicks! I will post it on my blog eventually ;)
Stef
itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Can't wait to make a few of these! Thanks for the tutorial.

Maria Matter said...

too fun! I love this idea, thanks for the tut!
blessings!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Those are so fun! What a fabulous idea!!! I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still on)! Come join the fun!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-6.html

Rhinestone Beagle said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for linkin up. Can't wait to see what you have for next week.

Anonymous said...

Cutie Patootie....I must have one :)

Jill @ Women Who Do It All said...

Cute! I'm featuring this at http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

:) Jill

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Wendy-

Your eye for design is incredible. Not only on this lil spring chick, but every other post I just read!

If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Vicki ~ The Green Eyed Girl said...

You are such an inspiration! Thank you!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

kraftenkrazy3 said...

I just saw your chick on you etsy. Cutest chick ever!

Vanessa
The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker
www.sewcakemake.blogspot.com

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