How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

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    How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

    Posted on Jul 25 2015 – 1:09pm
    by Rudy



    How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

    How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

    We are at it again!  When we reviewed the Our Generation I Spot a Birdie set a few weeks ago we asked everyone to tell us what we should replicate from the set.  The requests were so mixed with answers.  A lot of people who already own doll binoculars really wanted bird seeds or a notebook and a lot of people who don’t own doll binoculars yet wanted them!  So, since it was a smaller set we have recreated everything from it!  I think my favorite part of the DIY version is the bird seed!  It turned out so cute and so realistic looking.  We made a lot of it because we might have a pet store in our future!??  The kids and I played around with a lot of different ideas for it.

    On the printables you will notice several notebook designs.  I just hate wasted space and extra notebooks are always needed.  Plus, when you use the spiral from a real notebook there is plenty leftover to make several!

    Materials Needed:

    1. Fanny Pack Pattern
    2. I Spot a Birdie Printables
    3. 13″ of Ribbon
    4. Clear Packaging OR this can be substituted with Packaging Tape
    5. Recycled Paperboard
    6. Communion Cups
    7. Glue Stick
    8. Hot Glue
    9. Rice
    10. Craft Paint
    11. Black Seed Beads *Optional
    12. Pencil
    13. Felt
    14. Mini Buckles
    15. Old Spiral Notebook
    16. Poker Tool (Maybe a toothpick or pointy tweezers can be substituted)
    17. Colored Card Stock
    18. Scissors
    19. Mod Podge

    Tips:

    1. When you Mod Podge the binoculars be sure not to get any on the lens.  It will give it a smudged wet look, which technique might come in handy later! (Oh the things you learn when you craft!)
    2. I used a glue stick for my bird seed printables, but my daughter used hot glue.  Either will work.
    3. The fanny pack I made was for beginners.  If you know how to sew, I highly recommend sewing yours.  The felt one is cute, but not an exact match.
    4. I laminated my notebook cover and back.  It is not necessary so I didn’t show that in the video. I do like the finished look of it though.

    Go here to watch the review of the Our Generation I Spot a Birdie Set!

    Go here to make a matching Telescope to go with your binoculars!

    Watch & leave a comment with your favorite piece!

    ***Important***Please do not post, upload or sell these printables.  These printables are property of AmericanGirlIdeas.com and are offered here for FREE.  If you want to share these printables with a Facebook group, website, blog, or friend, you can simply link back to this post.  Thank you.

    How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy


    28 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. AG MOM
      October 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm –

      I would love to see some hiking gear. Maybe some hiking snacks, a walking stick ect….

    2. selin
      September 9, 2016 at 11:31 am –

      can you do a birhday day persites

    3. Vickie
      February 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm –

      Where did you get the bird outfit on the doll? Love it!

    4. Kaitlyn Harms
      January 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm –

      you did an amazing job!

    5. emma
      October 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm –

      ?

    6. emma
      October 20, 2015 at 1:52 pm –

      I am gust getting in to AG I am 11 do you think you can do tips

      on AG

      • Rudy
        October 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm –

        We have made a few American Girl replicas! The Hot Lunch set and the Science Fair set. Many more to come over time!

    7. elisha
      October 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm –

      i

    8. diana
      September 28, 2015 at 8:00 am –

      how do i get to your blog

    9. emma
      September 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm –

      This is sooo adorable!!!!!

    10. Jasmine
      August 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm –

      The first one it said cut but it is cute

    11. Jasmine
      August 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm –

      They are the cutest little thing every ever ??❤️?

    12. Jasmine
      August 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm –

      That is so cut can you make me one please ????☺️?

    13. raven
      August 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm –

      I need to know wair you get mod podge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Rudy
        August 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm –

        Anywhere I think! Hobby Lobby, Target, Michaels, Joanns, Walmart, Amazon etc.

    14. katelyn
      August 25, 2015 at 8:02 am –

      great god love it katelyn im a second grader

    15. katelyn
      August 24, 2015 at 7:20 pm –

      comment from katelyn a second grader um i was wondering if you could do a video on how to make school supplies like writing books and a backpack and a pencil box

    16. Nonna @ mommysdollclub.com
      August 18, 2015 at 6:59 am –

      Adorable! Spot on!

    17. nina
      August 7, 2015 at 11:40 am –

      I don’t now where to go to the printable.

      • Rudy
        August 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm –

        The printables are listed below the materials needed.

    18. nina
      August 7, 2015 at 11:36 am –

      how do you go to print out the I spot a birdie set.

    19. lanie lou
      July 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm –

      you should make jam and bread for a school lunch

    20. Isabella
      July 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm –

      hey Rudy that is so so cute i am definately going to try to make this today or tommorrow!

    21. sharon
      July 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm –

      Great job!! I love the communion cups for the bird seed and the great printable!!

    22. Rebecca
      July 26, 2015 at 5:51 am –

      Cute!! ?

    23. Tina Aubry
      July 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm –

      Great job!

    24. Flo
      July 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm –

      This is adorable!!! So many great ideas here, I definitely will be making this. Thank you for coming up with how to do it and for the very detailed instruction video. The best part with this is you can make everything very personal and in the colors you prefer!

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