Perfect for the creative and crafty do-it-yourselfer. This DIY kit has everything needed to make a bright, colorful paper-bird garland for your home, party, holiday, or special event! The birds' wings stick out horizontally when assembled, so they appear to be flying. The garland can be hung horizontally or vertically. It will be close to 5' in length (with 10 birds), depending on how much extra string you use for the end loops. The DIY kit itself is attractively packaged to make a fantastic and inspirational gift.
Each DIY kit includes: *Instructions *One bird body and one wing template (for tracing) made out of thick chipboard paper *5 sheets of gorgeous color-themed decorative paper from India (enough to make 2 birds from each sheet, for a total of 10 birds). Note the design pattern is one-sided per sheet of paper. Back is blank or colored. *66" length of colored baker's twine, *Needle *Two decorative end beads
Skills involved include tracing, cutting, stringing, and assembling. ***Crafters will need a pencil, exacto knife, scissors, and a ruler of their own to complete the garland.
(NOTE: The DIY garlands differ from the pre-made garlands that I sell https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnapdragonOriginals?section_id=17709011&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 in that the design is single sided--the other side of the decorative paper is either blank or colored but not patterned. The pre-made garlands are double-sided. The DIY garlands will also have repeating patterns, whereas the pre-made garlands generally do not. The DIY garlands make 10 birds, whereas the pre-made garlands include 9 birds. The LAST photo is representative of what the bird garlands look like, however it shows a double-sided pre-made garland and is NOT in the paper patterns that come with your kit.)
I carefully select the mixture of colors and patterns for each kit. I originally made similar bird garlands for my wedding decor, and they turned out beautifully. I had multiple strands of garlands hanging off a chandelier, some flying above the altar, and others strung from the windows, and doorways, etc. After the wedding, I put them up in my home. I now have birds strung across archways in my apartment. I decided other people would probably love them too!
NOTE: Because of the nature of the handmade paper, there will at times be very minor imperfections in a paper's design pattern.
If you are interested in a large order of kits, replacement papers/templates, etc, specific colors, or commissioned strands, we can try to negotiate a custom order. Please convo me for more information.
I will carefully pack the kits in between pieces of cardboard to protect them. Each kit comes in a cellophane bag.
*Items ship within 1-3 business days of receiving payment, using USPS First Class. I will gladly combine multiple items in a single package whenever possible. Please allow extra time around holidays and weekends. If you need expedited shipping, please let me know so I can adjust shipping charges.
*On high priced items, I include the cost of insurance in the shipping fee. I don't usually insure items or sales under $75. If you would like insurance on a low-cost order, please let me know so that I can adjust the shipping charges. Otherwise, seller is not liable for loss or damage caused by USPS.
*All international orders will include insurance costs, due to uncertainty of overseas shipping. Will ship internationally using International First-Class mail (unless you wish to pay extra for Priority). Buyer is 100% responsible for their country's customs/VAT fees.
*If your PayPal address is different from your Etsy Account address I will try and contact you to confirm the correct address you would like your item shipped to. If I do not receive clarification within 24 hours I will ship to the address on your Etsy Account.
I accept Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards, Money Orders and Personal Checks.
*Paypal. You can pay by credit card, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Click Pay via PayPal and follow the links on PayPal for credit card payments.
*Money order or Personal Check (will ship once payment has cleared).
*Payment due (or mailed) within 48 hours of sale. Please let me know that you have mailed payment.
Returns & exchanges
I want my customers to be happy with their purchases. If a problem arises, I will accept returns if contacted within 3 days of receiving your purchase. You will be responsible for all shipping costs.
Please remember that each item is handsewn, knit, embroidered, or beaded, so variations in stitching etc. is to be expected. Beyond the 3-day window, please understand that the materials I use are by their nature fragile and subject to wear and tear over time.
*All items are created in a smoke-free home. *I do have a Corgi (dog) who sheds quite a lot, and on occasion, her hairs have crept into a craft item or two. I will do my best to avoid that, but anyone with severe pet allergies should be aware. Thanks!