Introduction: DIY Cute Yarn Bird

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I found a picture of yarn bird while surfing pinterest boards. It looked super cute and I thought that it was a very unique yarn craft. I have tons of yarns so I though that I should give it a try.

The bird turned out pretty nice in my first attempt. I'm planning on making more of these, using different colored yarns and creating more fun patterns, since they're easy and fun to make.

Check out this ible to find out how to make this cute yarn bird.

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make this bird you will need:

  1. Yarn - 3-4 different colors,
  2. Scissor,
  3. Cardstock paper,
  4. Ruler,
  5. Craft glue,
  6. Craft wire,
  7. Craft pliers,
  8. Beads - 2 black, medium size,
  9. Needle and black thread.

Step 2: Preparing the Yarns

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You will need to cut 3 pieces of cardstock paper. The width of the cardstock papers should be around 4-5 cm. Two cardstock papers should be 9 cm and the other one 12 cm. The measurement will vary depending on the size of the bird.

Take different colored yarn and wrap them around the cardstock papers lengthwise. Keep wrapping them until they are thick enough (1cm thick in each side).

Hold the yarns on the cardstock firmly and cut any one side. You will get a group of yarn strands.


For the 12 cm cardstock paper piece use dark colored yarn, this will be the upper part of the bird,

For one of the 9 cm cardstock paper piece use light colored yarn, this will be the lower part of the bird,

For the other 9 cm cardstock piece mix 2 colors together, we'll create the wings with this group of yarns.

Step 3: Joining the Upper and Lower Part

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Take the 12 cm long yarn group (dark colored) and place it on a flat surface horizontally. Take the light colored group of yarns and place it on the longer group of yarns vertically, right in the middle, creating a cross.

Fold the dark colored yarns into half, wrapping the light colored yarn group.

Take a small piece of dark colored yarn and tie it around the half folded yarn group tightly.

Now fold the light colored yarn group into half, take a small piece of light colored yarn and tie it around the half folded yarn group tightly.

Make sure that the edges of both half folded yarn groups are leveled.

Step 4: Joining the Wings

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Take the mixed yarn group and place it below the tied yarns from the previous step. The dark colored yarn groups knot should be facing up.

Take a small piece of paper (half of A4 sized paper). Crumple the piece of paper and squeeze it to make it small. The size of the birds body depends on the crumpled paper size.Place the crumpled paper in between the 3 group of yarns as shown in the 2nd picture of this step.

Hold the open ends of the yarn groups together tightly. Take small piece of any colored starnd and tigtly tie it around that end to join all the yarn groups together.

Trim the end of the yarn groups to level them.

Step 5: Attaching Other Features

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Make a small cone from orange colored cardstock paper for the beak.

Use craft wire to make the legs.

Simple attach 2 black beads on both sides of the birds head using needle and matching thread.

Attach the legs by bending the open ends of the legs and inserting it through the yarns of the lower part.

And finally Glue the beak to complete the bird. Done!

Use different colored yarns to make different patterned birds. Enjoy!


tjames29 (author)2017-05-22

Do you think yarn made from t-shirts would also work??

GeekCrafterGirlz432 (author)2016-10-02

Beautiful just beautiful :)!

arete01 (author)2016-03-08

so cute!

Mercy73 (author)2016-03-06

very interesting :)

Mercy73 (author)2016-03-06

very interesting :)

ttowngirl (author)2015-12-30

You are a visionary! :) that is adorable!

Katdamn18 (author)2015-12-01


Cookie_Lover_48 (author)2015-11-29

Love it! I just made one, and I'm going to use it as a Christmas ornament!

SophiesFoodieFiles (author)2015-11-23

This small bird looks so pretty & cool! :) A great tutorial! :)

emilyvanleemput (author)2015-11-19

How adorable!

MickiV made it! (author)2015-10-30

Adorable little charmers. Good way to use up a few scraps

Artemis Z made it! (author)2015-10-29

Sorry it took me so long to get back with pictures, but here they are! I didn't make legs, though.

tomas75a (author)2015-10-26

That's awesome!! Really cool bird!

ZombieWorkshop (author)2015-10-25

Ohh so cute, you have my vote,good luck

Teaganmt (author)2015-10-22

thats amazing!!!

Bhawya (author)2015-10-17

very cute.. sure you win :)

DeborahW7 (author)2015-10-16

Lovely! Will have to try. Wonder if a ping pong ball as the body insides would work, too?

Floridaboy_03 (author)2015-10-15

Do u cut the yarn or the card stock?

StevenG8 made it! (author)2015-10-13

My kids will love this, nice idea, and your instructables are well presented. Thanks.

The next one I make will need it bit more feeding

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)StevenG82015-10-15

Looks cute! Love the colors!

momoluv (author)2015-10-12

Saw this same thing on Pinterest! Thanks so much for making another tutorial that is easy to follow

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)momoluv2015-10-15

Thank you!

No problem at all!

sunshiine (author)2015-10-12

This bird is so adorable~ Thanks for sharing~~


Thanks sunshiine!

Artemis Z (author)2015-10-12

This is so cute, and an awesome instructable! Definitely getting my hands on some yarn the minute I can get to it :)

Thanks! Share a picture if you make one.

loboat (author)2015-10-14

A cute little bird :3 Thanks for sharing !

ptkrf (author)2015-10-14


ErkanK (author)2015-10-14

omg so sweet

sabu.dawdy (author)2015-10-13

Such a cute idea M.

Carleyy (author)2015-10-13

So cute!

Aluminum lake (author)2015-10-12

That's original!

Aluminum lake (author)2015-10-12

Awesome! Great idea, very cute and original!?

MissArtieCraftie (author)2015-10-12


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