I love birds, both as animals and as decoration.  They make for such a timeless look!  If you want to add some birds to your decor for spring but your tchotchke budget is nil, check out this nifty (and free!) idea from Carolyn of Carolyn’s Homework.  Designed in her signature simple-and-elegant style, she used decoupage over a paper-and-tape form to make them.  With paper available in so many different colors and textures you could give this project a lot of different looks!  Use them to dress up a centerpiece or wreath, glue magnets or pin backs to them, or use them for embellishments on gifts.  (Mother’s Day is almost here, and you know mom would love one or two or a flock!)  [how to make paper birds]

Project estimate:

  • Paper, on hand
  • Masking tape, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free