Making a Yarn Bird

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August 5, 2019

Yarn Bird - frontal viewWhen there's Mr. Octopus yarn, then here's Ms. Birdie yarn. It just started with collecting yarn in preparation for my baby's upcoming christening, but it turned out that I had to procure some more as I discovered these cute little masterpieces.



  • 3 different colors of yarn
  • 20 cm cardboard strip
  • 25 cm cardboard strip
  • scissors
  • 2 black push pins /wiggly eyes
  • 1 piece long felt strip (preferably color yellow)
Yarn Bird - supplies


  1. Roll one color of yarn on the 25 cm cardboard. Make a thick layer.
  2. Yarn Bird - roll one color of yarn around the 25cm piece of cardboard, make a thick wrapping
  3. Remove the yarn from the cardboard then cut the loops and set aside.
  4. Yarn Bird - remove from the cardboard, cut through the loops and set aside
  5. Roll another color on the 20 cm cardboard. It should be as thick as the first roll.
  6. Yarn Bird - wrap another color on the 20cm piece, wrapping as thickly as the first color

  7. Do the same with the first roll.
  8. Yarn Bird - repeat step 2
  9. Now, place the shorter one across the longer one. See photo.
  10. Yarn Bird - place the shorter bundle across the longer one
  11. Gather up both sides then secure with yarn or rubberbands.
  12. Yarn Bird - gather up both folded bundles
    Yarn Bird - secure with rubber bands or a piece of yarn
  13. Roll one more color on the shorter cardboard.
  14. Yarn Bird - wrap one more color on the 20cm piece of cardboard
  15. Cut the loop and tie up the center.
  16. Yarn Bird - cut the loop and tie together at the center

  17. Place the last bundle of yarn in the middle of the other two.
  18. Yarn Bird - place in the middle of the other two
  19. Make a small ball of yarn and put it in the middle (under the layers of yarn). You can use the trimmings or scraps to make this ball.
  20. Yarn Bird - make a small ball of yarn
    Yarn Bird - place in the center on top of the last bundle
  21. Close the layers and arrange them properly.
  22. Yarn Bird - close the layers and arrange the yarn
  23. Secure the ends with yarn or a rubber band. Make it tight and neat.
  24. Yarn Bird - view of the blue and white back of the bird

  25. Trim the ends if necessary.
  26. Yarn Bird - trim ends of yarn as needed
  27. Stick wiggly eyes or push pins on both sides. See photo.
  28. Yarn Bird - add eyes
  29. Take a strip of felt and roll it to form a cone.
  30. Yarn Bird - roll a strip of felt into a cone shape
  31. Glue this onto the face of the bird for its beak.
  32. Yarn Bird - glue in place as a beak
  33. Done!
  34. Yarn Bird - finished bird as seen from the side

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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

I ADORE MS. BIRDIE!! so so so cute

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