DIY: Bird Print in 3D

DIY Bird Print

I remember watching the film The Birds by Alfred Hictchcock for the first time in class when I was younger, and being a bit frightened by some of the scenes. The boys in class would make mild, yet still disturbing attempts of reenacting parts of the film, and at the moment none of it was comical to say the least.

Since then, of course as it would turn out I became a huge Hitchcock fan, many of my family members are as well. It was the intrigue which led to my obsession with mysteries, and the rest is history.


Apart from the film I have also been enamoured by bird prints in general for a long time, whether it be mere silhouettes or detailed depictions. All of this past influence and suspenseful nostalgia of the film ignited the thought of a 3D inspired print.

I decided to use a few notions on-hand in my all-purpose crafting bag to begin this fun and easy project. Enjoy!
 
Materials:
Glitter (loose)
Fabric glue or spray adhesive
Scissors
Fabric remnants (Dull satin)
Sharpie or tailors chalk (optional)
Needle and thread (optional)

How to DIY Bird print
          Click  to enlarge image.


I started by deciding on the scale of how I wanted the bird pieces to be (drawing and freehand cutting out pieces in diverse shapes on the wrong side of the fabric). I used a dull satin, because I wanted the pieces to still have a slight drape when finished. Then, place glue atop each piece and sprinkle glitter over the entire piece. Let dry. To lock the glitter, carefully dab or spray a sealant/clear fabric glue on the pieces to use as a topcoat. Let dry.

Lastly, you may take needle and thread to sew the center of the bird pieces on your garment like me or glue a pin back on them if you want it removable. I had a few leftover pieces, and embellished them more so that I could use them as fun additions on our table runner for a themed dinner party.

Now, you have a bird print with a unique personal touch!

The goods:  Bird adornments-DIY, Leather heels-Bivel via Rabat boutique, Trousers-La Redoute, Shirt-Express, Belt-Zara (used from coat)



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82 comments

  1. You're so creative! Love this inventive and cute idea, birds are slowly becoming my favourite motif for fashion and I really like how you've cleverly incorporated in into your look with a 3D effect!

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  2. Amazing DIY, darling!
    You look fabulous, per usual!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. What a fantastic idea!!  I love this top!

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  4. I like how you've subtly incorporated birds here--- makes them look quite sophisticated!

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  5. Brilliant idea, must try, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  6. Sartorial Sidelines27 September, 2012

    I seriously love this! Subtle avian decorations are such a huge draw for me, this is just so cute.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. Those birds are so cute!

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  8. This is SO cool!  i would definitely make removable ones!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  9. WOW! I would have never have thought to do it!

    I have an awful "Birds" story Alfred Hitchcock inspired...lets just say, i was living in a house with a chimney and somehow i came home to a house FILLED with Pigeons....terrifying.

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  10. WOOOW! I love hitchcock and I am a fan, but I am not this creative as to draw birds on my clothes!
    Well done and I am so jealous I will make my sister draw me one lol I hope i make it though.
    Have a great rest of the week dear.

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  11. You did that yourself?? I love this slick white look, and the placement of the different sized birds - very elegant and even more impressive as a DIY effort!

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  12. The Dainty Dolls House27 September, 2012

    Oooh birds scare me after watching that & having a bad experience with them, haha. But, I do like wearing prints with them on it. You look marvellous, love that idea and the black on white is perfect!! Those trousers look like ones I'd actually wear, haha. Very refined outfit, always love your style! Hope you are having a great week doll & have a wonderful weekend to come!! xxx

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  13.  Yes, thanks so much for your comment. It's actually quite easy after applying the glue, etc. mostly drying time. :)

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  14. Thanks Sam! xx You know me, I wanted something a tad different of course! :)

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  15. francesca romana capizzi27 September, 2012

    I hate that movie, it scared the hell out of me!! You did an amazng job with that shirt!!
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  16. Love the bird blouse. And the pure white outfit with pops of black is very edgy.
    Daphne.

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  17. Hi honey,

    I am also a big fan of Hitchcock and The Birds is a favourite for sure. I love this look, your D.I.Y bird shirt is amazing my dear, very creative and the 3D effect is so eye catching. 

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  18. The honest truth is not I've not been a huge fan of the animal printed pieces but this?  I like!  The pattern is there, and it's not covered in birds!  Awesome DIY!

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  19. This is such a wonderful DIY! 

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  20. Oh my gosh! Your DIY top is just brilliant:) Am a big fan of the movie The Birds too!

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  21. Fabulous job! It looks great Madison! I will have to rent some of Hitchcock's movies. I've seen a couple, but not all of them. He was truly a genius.
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  22. That's amazing.  I would look like I just stuck stickers all over myself!

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  23. Maria Bastida28 September, 2012

    cool and so much fun!!! love it :D

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  24. i like this idea!! it looks cute on u
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  25. Josephine Schroeder28 September, 2012

    Gorgeous DIY! Love that top!

    <3 Josephine
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  26. Street Fashion PARIS28 September, 2012

    That ia a cool bird you have on your top!!!!xxx

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  27. I love love love this!  What an elegant and chic look...and I'm obsessed with birds so I'm obsessed with your shirt!


    XO
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  28. I'm SO impressed that you added the birds yourself! I totally thought you bought it till I read the rest of the post! Came out so cute :)

    -Sharon
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  29. this is awesome!! wow love it such a cool idea i ll try it i hope it looks like yours ;) thank u for sharing!!
    kisses!!

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  30. How pretty!  And unique.  A stylish creation.

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  31. I just died. I'm not even joking when I say this. You look INCREDIBLE! I love this color on you; and those birds are the cutest addition EVER!  :)

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  32. omg do i love this!!! stunning.

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  33. Oh to Be a Muse28 September, 2012

    The movie The Birds is such a classic. I really like how the birds on your top are 3D. That's what I love about you--you have such a creative d.i.y. aesthetic.

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  34. Hinda Toufga28 September, 2012

    Wonderful idea! I loved it. P.S I mentioned you in the Liebster Award, you might want to grab it here http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-liebster-award.html

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  35. Hello! thanks so much Hinda! Have a great weekend.

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  36. Thanks doll! Appreciate the kind words. Happy weekend. xo

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  37. Love ya! So glad that you liked it Erika! Have a great w/e. xx

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  38. You can do it! can't wait to see the outcome. xo

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  39. Count To Four28 September, 2012

    wow that's an awesome idea!

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  40. Thanks! I am too, I LOVE birds and prints alike. :)

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  41. Hi Kim, thank you for your comment. Yes, it seem most people either love or dislike Hitchcock not too many greay areas. I grew up loving and watching many films so that's probably why I can't get enough!  Have a lovely weekend. /M

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  42.  Hi Daniella,
     Thanks so much dear for your comment. I wanted something different this time so I'm happy that it all worked out. xx

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  43. Wow what an amazing and creative DIY. I love this. You look so beautiful.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  44. The Birds is one of my all time favourite films! Love how you DIYed to add those birds. It's a great look.

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  45. I love this bird shirt! Animal themed is still all the rage! Now I really may want a bird something too lol
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  46.  that is pretty brilliant, I must say. I like the all black & white look and those beautiful birds sitting on your shirt.
    happy weekend!



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  47. wow 3D birds, never occurred to me!

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  48. i love this look = classic and clean! :D

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  49. this is so cool!  very clever and it looks amazing
    ♥ ThankFifiThanks so much for your sweet comment on my post :)

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  50. This is so good!!


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


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  51. Damn your DIY posts are always awesome, I love how crafty you are when it comes to your clothes. It seems customisations are effortless for you.

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  52. Thanks so much Arash! This comment made my day! There's more to come it just takes a bit of time preparing the DIY posts. xo

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  53. LOVE this DIY! And I like the 3D effect too!

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  54. suchhhh a cute shirt :) cool theme!

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  55. Thecloset36529 September, 2012

    Such a cute diy shirt!!! Love the bird print!!!

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  56. I looooove your blouse!!! So classy and elegant! I love the bird print on it  <3
    Thank you so much for visiting me :)
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  57. I love the top with the bird print. It is so amazing, great job! The all white look is very classy too. The birds is the only hitchcock movie I've ever seen. I have watched it a few times though. We had it on at home not so long ago. 

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  58. STUNNING!!!  So chic and sleek, LOVE this.

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  59. Ylenialessio30 September, 2012

    amazing idea! I should give it a try myself and let you know!!

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  60. I love this all-white ensemble, and of course the bird prints!

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  61. GlamKitten8801 October, 2012

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.  I don't know how you come up with this stuff, but it always looks amazing.

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  62. Thank you so much Imogen! The Birds such a classic Hitchock film. :)

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  63. Alexa C Evans01 October, 2012

    Love the birds. So pretty!

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  64. i love your outfit, its a pity i am not really good with movies. i really like your post.
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  65. i love it! i love bird prints so thisis right up my alley

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  66. Aww, thanks doll, I really appreciate your comment. xx

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  67. Thanks so much, this was such a fun project to do as well. :)

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  68. haha, oh that sounds intense. Thanks for your comment. 

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  69. Lorena Lorena02 October, 2012

    What a marvelous idea !
    I would have never thought of it, very clever and beautifully executed.

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  70. Thank you very much! This was one of my favourite DIY's so far! xx

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  71. This looks amazing, I love it. Such a great idea. And you look really good in it too.

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  72. You look perfect in white, i love your shirt, well done!!!

    Miss Margaret Cruzemark 

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