Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Angry Birds Valentine!

I decided to get crafty for Todd's Valentine's Day gift.  I have been saving some toilet paper tubes and was trying to think of something to do with them.  I surfed the internet and got the idea to make some Angry Birds!  It's the perfect romantic gift, right?  RIGHT?

Here they are!

The birds and pigs are toilet paper tubes cut in half (two inches high).  I cover them with card stock and decorated them with some google eyes and more card stock.  I attached three buttons to some wire for the blue bird because he breaks into three tiny birds in the game.  I had to do some eye surgery on the big red bird using a sterile craft knife and hole punch (the black parts of the eyes were originally way too big).  The pigs have button noses and google eyes, too.  I rubber stamped some texture onto the remaining toilet paper tubes with some distress inks to make them look more like wood.

This was really a fun project.  Hindsight says I should have taken pictures along the way to make a tutorial.  Next time, I promise!