- Chippendale Plate Basswood Surface (Walnut Hollow), 9-1/2”
- Americana Acrylic Paint (DecoArt): Baby Pink
- Print fabrics of choice, 1/2 yd.
- Wool Felt (National Nonwovens): Black
- Black pebble beads, 6/0, 10
- Black pearl cotton
- Small eye screws, six
- Americana Spray Sealer (DecoArt)
- Poly-fil stuffing (Fairfield Processing)
- Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Sewing needle
- Drill and 1/32” bit
- Iron and pressing board
- 1. Sand plate; wipe dust. Apply sealer. Basecoat Baby Pink. Let dry.
- 2. Print out patterns. Trace birds five times on wrong side of fabric with fabrics folded over to cut two at one time. Place right sides of fabrics together and machine sew edges, using 1/4” seam allowance and leaving 2” opening at bottom for turning.
- 3. Turn birds right side out through opening. Lightly stuff, using eraser end of pencil to move stuffing inside bird if needed. Whipstitch opening closed. For each bird, cut beak and two wings from Black felt. Glue beak and wings to bird. For eyes, sew bead to each side of face.
- 4. Cut 12” lengths from pearl cotton and sew one end to top of bird. Drill holes at bottom edges of plate evenly spaced. Drill hole in top center of plate. Screw in eye screws. Tie birds with opposite end of floss into eye screws. Vary lengths of floss if desired. For hanger, tie 12” length of floss to top of plate and trim ends.
by Melony Bradley