Monday, May 14, 2012

Angry Bird Invasion

I honestly could not stop laughing when I took this picture.
I even called Jaime over and he laughed, too.
They were just glaring at us.
Ok the birds were glaring and the pigs are kinda scared/clueless. :)

I saw a super cute version of these poms on PINTEREST and knew I wanted 
to make them for the Michael's Angry Birds Party.
They would make a perfect addition to the goodie bags.

And then I got my wisdom teeth out.
And then I got really sick from the meds.
Tack on Dry Socket.
I has been a lovely 2 weeks leading up to Michael's 5th birthday
and my party planning (and blog, and face) suffered.

Luckily I was able to work on these little guys in bed and with little head/jaw movement.

I decided on making the red bird and a pig.
If I had felt better, I would have totally made more colored birds.

Below were the supplies:
Large Needle
Pom Templates in Medium and Large -  Get the template from MEYAMO

For the red bird, I measured 4 lengths of yarn 
For the pig, I measured 6 lengths of yarn
(held from my thumb to my chin - 22 inches )
Yes, I'm short.

Fold the length in half and thread the needle.
This will save a ton of time with wrapping the yarn.

Cut out 2 medium templates for the bird and 2 large for the pig.

Grab both templates and begin wrapping around.
You should be able to go around the template twice.

Once it is all wrapped, take your scissors and slip into one side,
and cut along the edge all the way around.

After you cu around, you will be able to see the templates again.
Take another bit of yarn (6 inches) and slide it
between the templates and then tie 2 knots.

Slide out the template and fluff.
Cut any funny looking or stray ends.


I then took some green card stock and drew the pig snout and mouth with a sharpie.
Don't forget your googley eyes.
For the bird faces, I found a picture on the internet, sized, printed 
and cut out the faces

A few dabs of hot glue and you are all set!

Michael didn't see the finished product until the following morning
and he squealed (pun intended) in delight.  
He wanted to keep them all, but I convinced him to share with his friends.
The kids LOVED these.
They are light enough to throw and no one got hurt.

Hope you like them, too!


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  1. Those are super cute, I love the faces!!

  2. So darn cute! They made me laugh too! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Queen's Link Party.

  3. I will be saving this idea since my son is wanting an angry bird party this fall... Thanks for sharing

  4. What a hoot and so awesome. Great idea and the kids will love them.

  5. These are so cute, I can see my kids slingshot-ing them around the house!! We had an angry birds party for my son, and it was SO fun!! What a great idea!


  6. How cute are these! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you on Thrifty101 and I'm now following; would appreciate if you could follow back. Tx

  7. These are adorable! I love it! Stopping by from The Grant Life link up!

  8. These are so stinkin' cute. I am planning a end of school year party, so these will be made! So sorry about all the tooth troubles. Found you from WOW and am a new follower. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to next!

  9. Haha! These are too cute Melysa! I laughed when I saw them too :)

    Hope your feeling better! Having teeth pulled is NO fun

  10. My Granddaughter loves angry birds!! These are just too cute (and funny) Just hopping over from Raising Oranges to invite you to link this up at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!

  11. Super cute and adorable
    Very creative and I like it!

  12. All of your Angry Birds stuff is SO cute! They do look like they are staring don't they?!

    Take care,


  13. My boys would adore these....... super cute and funny too.

  14. These are super cute! My son would LOVE these!

  15. Those are great! I think this might be a summer project for my girls. I found you through Craft-o-maniac's link party. Glad I did!

  16. These are super cute! I am definitely pinning this for a special party I'll be going to in July--a little boy who lovesssssss Angry Birds. :)

  17. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here

  18. Stopping by via the Tatertots and Jello Link up. These are so cute! :)

  19. holy macaroni, i those were little cakes or something! so great that they are to keep, not to eat, though that would be good too.
    sorrty to hear about dental woes...been there too :( hope the party went/goes well!

  20. Oh my gosh... how cute are these?? LOL

    Thanks for sharing on SOS!


  21. Thanks for linking up at Honestly Dyea! How cool is this?!?!

  22. So cute! haha these are great! Our kids LOVE angry birds :) So fun. Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  23. I love these! Please come share them on my linky party!
    Thanks, Marcie

    1. Thanks for the kind comment and invite, Marcie. I am following your blog via GFC.

      XOXO, Melysa

  24. Ha! These are awesome. I know a couple of boys here that would love these.

    I would love for you to share at my Pinteresting Party.

  25. Oh how cute!!! :) Love this!

    Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire.


  26. Very Cute!! I am doing an Angry Bird theme for our family birthday party this year and I just love this idea!


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