There are so many décor items readily available in the market. But the fun we have while preparing interesting and beautiful DIY crafts at home is nowhere. Nowadays, there are so many crafts which can be prepared from the waste bottles but here is an antique and elegant DIY waste bottle craft you will love!
Here is an awesome tutorial for preparing a DIY bird you will surely want to try!
Things You Will Need To Make A DIY Waste Bottle Craft
- Aluminium wire
- Aluminium foil
- Shilpkar clay
- Colours and brushes
- Empty plastic bottle
- Tissue paper
- Packaging tape
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Steps To Make A DIY Bird From Waster Bottle
Step 1- Prepare the plastic bottle
We are now to prepare a beautiful bird from a waste plastic bottle. Thus, grab any plastic bottle with long neck which can suit the shape of the bird. Get a long aluminium wire and cut it around 16 inches long. Now bend the aluminium wire from the centre and press the ends together. Prepare a shape resembling the neck of a swan.
From the bottom, the wire must be straight and at the top, it gets curved. Now stick this wire to the plastic bottle. Stick the wire on the bottle with the help of packaging tape.
Step 2- Wrap the bottle with layers
Wrap the packaging tape form the bottom of the wire to the top of the bottle to ensure that the wire is properly stuck with the bottle and will stay stable. Cut the tape with a scissor and join the end. Now, we will need an aluminium foil to make a thick and shaped neck of the bird. For this, wrap the aluminium foil on the top of the bottle. The foils are easily wrapped on the materials and will gain a natural shape.
Keep on wrapping layers of aluminium foil on the bottle as well on the neck-face shaped wire. Make the layers thick and tidy to showcase the shape. Also cover the face of the bird. With this, you will get a beautiful shape of the bird with thin neck and a broad swan lie face. Cover the entire bottle with this foil.
Step 3- Make the outer layer of the décor piece
Once you have gained the shape using aluminium foil, it’s now time to give a perfect stylish look to the bird. For this, take a bowl and pour some glue in it. Apply glue on the aluminium foil and paste the tissue papers on it. Layer the tissue papers and stick these with the help of glue and brush. Apart from the mouth, cover everything with tissue papers and glue.
Now we need to prepare a beautiful long beak of the bird. For this, use the small strips of the plastic bottle. Cut long and slim beak shaped stripe from the bottle and paste it to the face of the bird. Stick it to the area with aluminium foil with the help of glue. Stick a strip in upwards direction while one on the downwards which will get a shape of open beak of the bird.
Step 4- Prepare the face of the bird
Take the shilpkar clay and soften it with your hands. Press and fold the clay and make it smooth to apply. Paste this clay on the face of the bird. Cover the complete face with the help of clay. Smooth up the clay with your fingers after sticking to get a clean and perfect face shape. Blend it with the tissue paper layer.
Step 5- Colour the bird
We have prepared a beautiful shape of the bird and now, we need to colour it for a finishing touch. This bottle has gained the shape of a swan or duck and thus, we will colour it with the natural white and blue shades. Start colouring the bird from the face with white shade. You can use blue shade from the middle and give the best shading effects. Try to imitate the natural colour of ducks.
Colour the duck completely using white, light blue and little yellow shades. Make sure you keep the face white and apply shading effects.
Step 6- Add finishing touches
For the finishing touches, colour the beak of the duck in yellow colour. Paint the plastic bottle with thick yellow coats to get a smooth and fine colour. This will make the bird look so natural and beautiful. Also we need to make the eyes of the bird. For this, get 2 glittery pearls and stick it on the sides of the face. Paint the pupil of eye with black colour and two eyes are ready!
Here is a beautiful bird DIY home décor using aluminium foils ready to glorify your home!
This is a sober and elegant DIY craft which can give a minimalist feel to your home décor. If you want it to be more dramatic you can place an artificial water pond besides this beautiful bird. Also you can prepare a set of different sized birds and paint them with different shades to make it look more divine and beautiful!
Try this extraordinary DIY craft and decorate your living room showcases with some natural décor elements! Try creating something unique with this bird and share the pictures!