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Summer Wood Craft - Scroll Saw Project - Bird on a Perch

Do you have lots of small leftover pieces of wood from your cutting? Before you throw the pieces out, you can create small wooden decorations for your home.



Summer Wood Craft Idea - Wooden Bird on a Perch

For this project you will need:

- left over pieces of wood 8-10 mm thick for the bird
- left over pieces of 4 mm plywood for the wing
- 2 wooden disks 30 mm and 40 mm and each 1 mm thick
- 4mm wooden dowel- 8 cm long
- drill with 4 mm bit
- acrylic paint in orange, red, yellow, light brown and dark brown
- natural raffia in dark orange
- wood glue

Craft Pattern:

Bird and Flower

Bird Template (Use the bird and wing on this pattern)


1. Print out the pattern to a desired size and transfer the bird pattern on the thicker piece of wood. The wing pattern gets transferred on the 4 mm plywood.
2. Paint the bird and wing each orange and let the colors dry.
3. Dry brush the edges of the bird and wing first with red and then with brown.
4. Paint the beak yellow. Once dry, drybrush the beak with orange.
5. Dot the eye with brown color.
6. Paint the 2 disks and the stick each light brown. Once dry, dry brush the edges with dark brown.
7. Drill a hole in the center of both disks.
8. Drill a hole in the bottom of the bird towards the back.
9. Place the smaller of the disks onto the wooden dowel and let a part of the dowel stick out. Attach all of the pieces together to make sure that the bird stands up straight. When it is ok, apply glue to this end and glue into the hole of the bird. When not, you may have to drill another hole to adjust.
10. Now glue the other end of the dowel into the larger disk. Press through until the dowel reaches the bottom of the disk without coming out.

Wood Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Transfer Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial


Scroll Saw Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial




Summer Wood Craft Idea - Wooden Bird on a Perch
This is a quick to make project that will surely find a space to fill on a shelf or a window sill.




More Crafts, Decorating Ideas, Projects and Templates for Summer:

Summer Paper Crafts

Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer Wood Crafts

Summer General Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

Recycling Crafts

Jewelry Crafts

Nature Crafts

Kids Rainy Day Crafts

Summer Craft Templates, Patterns and Coloring Book Pages





A Selection of Summer Wood Crafts

Wooden Fish and Seashells Hanging Decoration

Wooden Seagull

Welcome Sign - “Fence with Butterflies”

Bird on a Perch Decoration

Patriotic, Memorial Day or Independence Day Craft - Wooden American Welcome Sign

Patriotic Welcome Sign

Saw these Easy Wooden Flowers

Summer Craft Project - Altered Wooden Chest with Drawers

Sailor Boy Wooden Decoration

Wooden Coffee Shop Chalkboard

Wooden Country Birdhouses

Wooden Flower Chain for a Window

Wooden Flower Girl

Wooden India Elephants Decorated with Scrapbook Paper

Wooden Magnetic Flower Memo Board

Wooden Maritime Wall Decoration

Wooden Sailboat

Scrollsaw Fish



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