Upcycled plaid flannel from an old shirt gets a new life as a primitive-style bluejay ornament for your holiday tree.
- Plaid flannel material
- Hot glue gun & hot glue sticks
- Blumenthal Lansing small white buttons
- Blue embroidery floss & embroidery needle
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Print bluejay pattern found on the internet (or freeform cut your birds as I did). Cut two birds from plaid flannel fabric (my fabric is from flannel shirt purchased at the local Goodwill store – one of my favorite sources for fabric!)
- Stitch two birds together using embroidery floss, leaving an opening to stuff. I wanted my stitching to show to add to the primitive feel, so I did not turn my stitched bird inside out to hide stitches before stuffing.
- Stuff bird and stitch closed.
- Cut piece of twine to hang bird, hot glue to top center of bird.
- Cut two pieces of twine and glue to sides of bird to create wings as shown.
- Glue button to each side of head for eyes.
– Designed by Cindi McGee