7. Slice at the foam inside with a craft knife. Then try and pinch and grab the foam, and pull it out carefully without stretching the hole you just cut too much. Your pod will still be very 2D. get your fingers in there and push out into more of a pod shape. Then stuff with newspaper and kitchen towel, even thin tea-towels will work. Stuff them in and leave in the sun to dry!
8. When they are dry, you can use your dyed thread to make a lovely blanket stitch around the hole. This stitch is both decorative and functional! I would recommend the use of a thimble at this point as the felt can be quite tough!
There are a few ways you can choose to hang your bird pods. you can use needle and thread and carefully thread through the back as shown in the picture. You can also make two 4 cm long slits in the back and thread twine through the slits, pull and tie round a tree, being sure to go back through the slits and round the tree a good few times to secure it! You can also make the same ‘hook' through the top of the pod and hang from a branch. Make sure it's out of the way so the pods don’t spin round in the wind all the time!
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