I owe this tutorial to my lovely blog friend Pam from Gingerbread Snowflakes. I promised her I would make it a loooooooooooong time ago. But here it is.
Last year I made only Blue Tits and Bullfinches (Do they look like them?)
But this year I thought I would just make colourful winter birds. It is not my idea. I have made them ever since I was a child. I don’t even remember who taught me. And I only made them for Christmas.
This is a template of a bird. Trace it onto coloured card and cut it out.
To make the pom pom cut out two rings. Put (hold) them together and start feeding the yarn around them.
Add another lovely colour of yarn. And then one more.
Now it’s time to cut the pom pom and seal it with yarn. I took a double one to make sure it wouldn’t break when I made a knot. Push the scissors between the two cardboard rings and cut carefully.
When you have finished cutting the pom pom apart just tie the knot.
Now it`s time to put the pom pom inside the bird.
Push the pom pom carefully inside the bird.
Now it is time to remove the two cardboard rings.
Cut off the two pieces of yarn you used for tieing the pom pom… leave the two middle ones. You can use them for hanging the bird up. If you want to make a bird to put on the table, them cut off all four pieces of yarn. But then the pom pom should be bigger… so the bird wont fall over.
Trim the pom pom. Add the eyes and a piece of coloured card for the beak if you wish. And the bird is ready!