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Gather up those fabric scraps, old tee shirts, and thrift store wearables you're never going to wear and transform them into this Bold Bird Garland.  This flock of birds can be hung on your wall, over a dresser, or in a door frame for a fun and colorful decoration that will add bold colors to your home.  With the help of the Fiskars Fuse, you can use whatever Design Set you'd like to create garland shapes to best suit your decor and style.

Bold Bird Garland


  • Old clothing/fabric scraps
  • Thread
  • Dowel rod
  • Twine
  • Fuse Creativity System® Starter Set
  • Medium Design Set 100850 - Bird
  • Donna Dewberry Sew Taxi



  1. All of the fabrics used for this project came from clothing I bought at a thrift store or from clothes in my closet that were headed for the thrift store. The red material is old placemats with a really great texture and weight to them. I used a pair of old jeans that my husband didn't want anymore, 2 shirts, 1 light-weight sweater, a cable knit sweater, and a wool sweater that I felted. I show a floral print shirt here, but in the end I changed my mind about using it!
  2. This project could be made using any shape. I chose to use the bird die with the Fiskars Fuse.

    Bold Bird Garland
  3. The weight of each of the materials determined how I created each bird. The felted sweater was so thick I simply die cut a single layer and it was ready to go. For the other materials, I die cut 2 layers of material, 1 layer of fusible interfacing, and one layer of fusible web. (Fusible means the adhesive qualities are activated by heat from an iron.) The interfacing adds stiffness to the material and can be purchased in different weights. The material from the jeans and the placemat needed a lighter-weight interfacing than the material from the cable knit sweater and the shirts. Fusible web also comes in a variety of weights. I just used a lightweight one on all of the materials. First I applied the interfacing to one of the fabric layers and then applied the fusible web, followed by the second fabric layer.
  4. Next, starting about 18 inches from the top, I sewed the birds to a length of twine using a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine. I used the measuring tape on the Fiskars Sew Taxi to measure 2.25 inches between each of the birds, although they will slide up and down the twine for easy adjustment when the project is complete.

    Bold Bird Garland
  5. The final step was to tie the the strings of birds to a thin dowel rod.
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I am looking for crafts for persons with disabilities and think this would work.

It is 25 outside, the middle of July, but I'm thinking Christmas! Add stars, bells, angels etc in greens, reds angle golds, make as above or with card stock and you have instant windows decorations, mobiles, tree decorations etc. Give children the cut out shapes, a table full of embellishments - peace and quiet - with decorations as a result. Love the idea. Will very definitely use it.


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