|The only two real ornaments|
|My cut out "patterns"|
First thing I did was print out a few bird shapes I liked off the internet. Then I traced them out onto thin cardboard boxes that I'd been hoarding for a week. Boxes like the ones from pasta, crackers, and popcorn. Logically, the next thing I did was cut them all out (it took forever!).
|Birdies all cut out!|
|One of the many cardboard boxes traced out|
|Drying after one of the many coats of paint|
I'd originally been planning on punching holes in them to thread the hanger through, but after putting all that paint on them, I realized that was going to be no small task. So I cheated and simply hot glued the hangers to the back. Voila! The only sad part was when I decided to not pay attention and accidentally touched the metal tip of the hot glue gun to my finger. It hurt really bad and blistered, but luckily it was really small and is healing pretty quickly.
And just for fun, here are some close-ups of them on the tree:
They're not the most fantabulous ornaments ever made, but I had fun making them and they make the tree feel full, so I'm happy. :)