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Material: 2 strips of gift wrap ribbons
(for demo only... I'm using 2 different colored ribbons)


 " ribbon ... 2 @ 9" long
or 1"... 2 @ 12" long

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1" from the end ...
Divide the ribbon in half ...
and in half again
( I use a straight pin)
 You should have 2 strips
with 4 divided strips

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With the top facing up ...
( shown in red ribbon)
start with the far left strip ...
fold 45* to the right ...
over, under and over
with the second strip ...
fold 45* to the right ...
over and under
Do the same with the other ribbon ...
With the bottom facing up ...
( shown in gold ribbon)

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Having both ribbon's top facing up ...
start weaving the two together ...
Over ... Under ...
Under ... Over ... 

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It should look like this ...

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With the upper four strips ...

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weave and tape it together ...
( the tape will be remove later ...)
... a easy way to figure out which way to weave
if the strip is over another strip ... 
then it should go under ...
vice versa ...

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With the bottom four strips ...
weave and tape it together ...

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Weave the upper strips 
with the bottom strips ...

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Over ... Under ...
Under ... Over ... 
This is the bottom of the bird

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With the 2 strips ... 
(You should have 4 pairs of 2) 
Weave it back toward the center ...
Weave all 4 pairs
(If the strip is over another strip ... 
then it should go under ...
vice versa ... )

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Remove the tape ...
Pull the ends slowly and adjust
to form the body
(It almost looks like a basket)

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This is what the top
of the bird should look like

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Gather the four strips together ...
be sure they are laying flat
Make a knot

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Flatten the knot 
and trim off the excess ribbon
to make the beak

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Trim the wings ...
You can use straight 
or scallop scissors
Divide the tail more ...
and curl with scissors
or not ...
All Done !

 

 
 

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