How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 1:09pm by Rudy

How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set

We are at it again!  When we reviewed the Our Generation I Spot a Birdie set a few weeks ago we asked everyone to tell us what we should replicate from the set.  The requests were so mixed with answers.  A lot of people who already own doll binoculars really wanted bird seeds or a notebook and a lot of people who don’t own doll binoculars yet wanted them!  So, since it was a smaller set we have recreated everything from it!  I think my favorite part of the DIY version is the bird seed!  It turned out so cute and so realistic looking.  We made a lot of it because we might have a pet store in our future!??  The kids and I played around with a lot of different ideas for it.

On the printables you will notice several notebook designs.  I just hate wasted space and extra notebooks are always needed.  Plus, when you use the spiral from a real notebook there is plenty leftover to make several!

Materials Needed:

  1. Fanny Pack Pattern
  2. I Spot a Birdie Printables
  3. 13″ of Ribbon
  4. Clear Packaging OR this can be substituted with Packaging Tape
  5. Recycled Paperboard
  6. Communion Cups
  7. Glue Stick
  8. Hot Glue
  9. Rice
  10. Craft Paint
  11. Black Seed Beads *Optional
  12. Pencil
  13. Felt
  14. Mini Buckles
  15. Old Spiral Notebook
  16. Poker Tool (Maybe a toothpick or pointy tweezers can be substituted)
  17. Colored Card Stock
  18. Scissors
  19. Mod Podge

Tips:

  1. When you Mod Podge the binoculars be sure not to get any on the lens.  It will give it a smudged wet look, which technique might come in handy later! (Oh the things you learn when you craft!)
  2. I used a glue stick for my bird seed printables, but my daughter used hot glue.  Either will work.
  3. The fanny pack I made was for beginners.  If you know how to sew, I highly recommend sewing yours.  The felt one is cute, but not an exact match.
  4. I laminated my notebook cover and back.  It is not necessary so I didn’t show that in the video. I do like the finished look of it though.

Go here to watch the review of the Our Generation I Spot a Birdie Set!

Go here to make a matching Telescope to go with your binoculars!

Watch & leave a comment with your favorite piece!

***Important***Please do not post, upload or sell these printables.  These printables are property of AmericanGirlIdeas.com and are offered here for FREE.  If you want to share these printables with a Facebook group, website, blog, or friend, you can simply link back to this post.  Thank you.

How to Make the I Spot a Birdie Set was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

28 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. AG MOM October 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm -

    I would love to see some hiking gear. Maybe some hiking snacks, a walking stick ect….

  2. selin September 9, 2016 at 11:31 am -

    can you do a birhday day persites

  3. Vickie February 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm -

    Where did you get the bird outfit on the doll? Love it!

  4. Kaitlyn Harms January 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm -

    you did an amazing job!

  5. emma October 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm -

    🙂

  6. emma October 20, 2015 at 1:52 pm -

    I am gust getting in to AG I am 11 do you think you can do tips
    on AG

    • Rudy October 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm -

      We have made a few American Girl replicas! The Hot Lunch set and the Science Fair set. Many more to come over time!

  7. elisha October 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm -

    i

  8. diana September 28, 2015 at 8:00 am -

    how do i get to your blog

  9. emma September 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm -

    This is sooo adorable!!!!!

  10. Jasmine August 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm -

    The first one it said cut but it is cute

  11. Jasmine August 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm -

    They are the cutest little thing every ever ??❤️?

  12. Jasmine August 30, 2015 at 9:37 pm -

    That is so cut can you make me one please ????☺️?

  13. raven August 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm -

    I need to know wair you get mod podge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rudy August 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm -

      Anywhere I think! Hobby Lobby, Target, Michaels, Joanns, Walmart, Amazon etc.

  14. katelyn August 25, 2015 at 8:02 am -

    great god love it katelyn im a second grader

  15. katelyn August 24, 2015 at 7:20 pm -

    comment from katelyn a second grader um i was wondering if you could do a video on how to make school supplies like writing books and a backpack and a pencil box

  16. Nonna @ mommysdollclub.com August 18, 2015 at 6:59 am -

    Adorable! Spot on!

  17. nina August 7, 2015 at 11:40 am -

    I don’t now where to go to the printable.

    • Rudy August 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm -

      The printables are listed below the materials needed.

  18. nina August 7, 2015 at 11:36 am -

    how do you go to print out the I spot a birdie set.

  19. lanie lou July 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm -

    you should make jam and bread for a school lunch

  20. Isabella July 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm -

    hey Rudy that is so so cute i am definately going to try to make this today or tommorrow!

  21. sharon July 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm -

    Great job!! I love the communion cups for the bird seed and the great printable!!

  22. Rebecca July 26, 2015 at 5:51 am -

    Cute!! 😀

  23. Tina Aubry July 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm -

    Great job!

  24. Flo July 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm -

    This is adorable!!! So many great ideas here, I definitely will be making this. Thank you for coming up with how to do it and for the very detailed instruction video. The best part with this is you can make everything very personal and in the colors you prefer!