A few years back I picked up a set of resin birds from Hobby Lobby.
They’re cute as-is, but I figured it was time to make them a little better.
I wanted to change them to local birds, but since they’re on the large side, I tried to stick with larger-sized species. Even so, they’re still a little big.
Most of the changes involved giving the birds larger beaks and reshaped heads.
Some also got legs, bent from tiny pieces of wire. I don’t know how I managed to get these birds to stand up on their own… dumb luck, I guess? I’m happy about that anyway!
With a little paint, I now have two American robins:
A steller’s jay:
A mountain bluebird:
A western bluebird:
And two blue jays:
The robins are my favorites. I made them a nest from bits of twine and moss, then filled it with a few polymer clay eggs:
8 thoughts on “Mini Montana Birds”
Wow this is amazing! Great job!
The birds look far better than when you bought them, great job!
i love the western blue bird!!! they’re all lovely tho – nice improvements!
Lovin the Blue Jays!
Love the American Bluebird! Definitely improvements from when you got them! You have such pretty native birds… Pigeons seem to hang about here!!
*western not American *facedesk*
Oh they’re lovely! I really love the blue jays – I wish we had those here!
The robins are my favorite! I love them!! you did an amazing job! do you sell them?! if so i will take 1400 robins!:) jk but wow!