Cupid’s Feathered Friend
Place a few drops of pink dye or Mist into a small cup of water, (the more dye the darker the color, less dye the lighter the color), mix together. Using a paint brush, apply dyed water onto white bird and let dry. You can speed up the drying process using a hair dryer set on the cool setting. Cover the body of the bird with a thin layer of instant decoupage, then apply Light Pink Glitter, tap off excess glitter and let dry. Cover the wings of the bird with instant decoupage and apply a thin layer of Iridescent Glitter and let dry. Apply instant decoupage to the beak of the bird then apply Fine Silver Glass Glitter, let dry. As you can see there is a lot of drying time but it should not take long between glitter applications.
Create a small cone hat out of a book page. Using a hot glue gun or strong liquid adhesive adhere a silver pipe cleaner to the base of the hat. Apply a thin layer of instant decoupage onto the hat, sprinkle mica onto the hat and let dry. Using a hot glue gun or liquid adhesive attach the cone hat to birds head.
Create a tiny banner out of ledge paper with XO XO typed or printed on it, trim ends and accent edge using Platinum Stickles. Accent the banner by adding a felt heart and let dry. Attach the banner onto beak using a strong liquid glue or hot glue gun.
Using a glue gun attach 12 miniature flowers around the neck of the bird and 5 miniature flowers around the top of the cone hat. Create a bow using brown & white baker’s twine and attach it to the front of flower garland.
Tip: If using the bird style that has a clip or wire, temporarily attach the bird to the end of a ruler. This makes working with and holding them much easier.