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!
- Fanny Pack Pattern
- I Spot a Birdie Printables
- 13″ of Ribbon
- Clear Packaging OR this can be substituted with Packaging Tape
- Recycled Paperboard
- Communion Cups
- Glue Stick
- Hot Glue
- Craft Paint
- Black Seed Beads *Optional
- Mini Buckles
- Old Spiral Notebook
- Poker Tool (Maybe a toothpick or pointy tweezers can be substituted)
- Colored Card Stock
- Mod Podge
- 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!)
- I used a glue stick for my bird seed printables, but my daughter used hot glue. Either will work.
- 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.
- 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.
Watch & leave a comment with your favorite piece!
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