Beauty swan: making crafts

Craft swan is often made forgarden decorations, because this bird is very beautiful. For its manufacture, various materials are used, which are usually at hand. Depending on the place of application of the craft, the swan can be made of paper, car tires, plastic bottles and other materials.

Pine cones swans

Such craft as a swan can be made ofpine cones and chenille wire. Also, for its manufacture you will need universal glue, unnecessary disks, a plastic lid, a foam plate, toy eyes.


Cones for crafts

First you need to make the neck of chenille wire. Put one end of the wire on the glue, inserting cones between the scales, and the other end must be bent, giving the swan neck a characteristic bend.

It remains only to glue the eyes and make a beakfrom foam rubber (make the beak red - many species of swans have red beaks). Craft swan is ready. For the stability of the product, the bird should be fixed on a plastic lid, which will serve as a stand for crafts.


Swan neck can be made from chenille wire.

If you want your swan to be white - apply white paint to the craft. You can paint it black - you get a black swan.

Now you should start making the pond. To do this, take a plate of polystyrene foam and apply blue paint on it. After drying, place the swan in the center of the resulting pond. Also, for the manufacture of a reservoir, you can use unnecessary disks, decorate them with lace ribbon, then fix your swan in the middle.


For the stability of the product, the bird should be fixed on a plastic lid, which will serve as a stand for crafts

This craft will be a great souvenir or gift for any occasion - the swan looks very elegant and original. If you want to make a gift for a couple in love, then make two graceful birds, because everyone knows that swans are a symbol of fidelity and devotion.

Craft for the garden - a cache-pot in the form of a swan

One of the popular types of crafts for the garden is a cache-pot in the form of a swan, since it is not only an element of decor, but also an original flower garden. To make it, you must acquire:

  • 5-liter plastic bottle (preferably not round, but rectangular - for stability);
  • an iron rod 0.6 mm thick;
  • putty or gypsum;
  • gauze bandage;
  • spatula;
  • with a brush;
  • glue for a tile;
  • sand;
  • primer;
  • paint;
  • varnish;
  • iron mesh;
  • emery paper;
  • polyethylene;
  • water
  • container for mixing the solution.
  • So you need to cut the top off the sidebottles and pour moistened sand into it (then you will replace it with earth, but for now it will be more convenient to craft your swan with it). But before that, it is necessary to give the rod the shape of a swan neck and insert it into the hole made in the bottle cap. Fix the rod with tile adhesive.


    Step-by-step production of a cache-pot in the form of a swan

    Then lay the polyethylene, mix the mortar from the putty to make the bottom, which must be put on it with a spatula.

    After applying the layer, put the frame from the bottle on it, continue to putty from the bottom along the edges.

    With a putty solution, gradually coat the rod, andalso a cork to make a smooth transition from the body to the bird’s neck. Level the surface after applying the putty with a brush dampened in water. Try to work quickly so that the putty does not dry out.

    Coat the entire structure with a thick layer of solution.

    Make wings using iron mesh size15x30 cm, bending it a little to look like a wing. Fix wings with mortar. After drying, it is necessary to walk with putty on the inside and outside of the wings with your hands.

    While the putty is drying, roll up a small ball and fix it on the end of the rod, smearing it around the neck with a wet brush. Fashion a head with a beak from a ball.


    One of the popular types of crafts for the garden is a cache-pot in the form of a swan, since it is not only an element of decor, but also an original flower garden

    Then take a bandage, cut into pieces, wet. Wrap a wet bandage around the neck, squeezing it a little with his hands, Do the same near the beak.

    Make the tail out of a small stretch of mesh by bendingit at an angle of 45 degrees, and fix it with putty. After drying, smooth out irregularities with a wet brush. Then again apply a layer of the solution, walking along the tail with wet hands.

    Do the same with the head and neck. Coat the edges of the workpiece on the shoulders.

    Smooth out any irregularities in the design with a dampwith a brush. Allow to dry. After that, clean up the defects with sandpaper and apply a primer, and then paint in two layers. Colorize beak and eyes. After drying, lacquer - also apply the varnish in two layers. You can easily make such a craft yourself, and on the street near your country house you will have a beautiful swan to the envy of all neighbors.

    Paper swan from modules

    Craft a swan from modules requires careand a lot of time, because to create a figure you must first make a lot of elements. However, the time spent will be justified, since the process of manufacturing a swan is very exciting, and the result will please you for a long time. This type of craft is called modular origami.

    Any module is made of a paper rectangle, and then connected to another by laying one into one.

    Advice! The paper is suitable for color and office, but do not use too thin.


    Paper swan from modules

    To get the module, take a piece of paper in landscape format and divide it into 16 or 32 identical parts.

    The resulting rectangle must be put in front of you and bent in half lengthwise and crosswise. Turn the edges to the central part and turn the structure to the other side.

    The corners from below are wrapped, leaving a small distance between the wrapped corner and the upper triangle. Raise the ends up, fold the triangle.

    You will learn how to make a graceful swan craft out of paper with your own hands from a step-by-step description.


    This type of craft is called modular origami.

    Module assembly

    To make a craftsman swan out of paper with your own hands, you will need to prepare:

  • red module - 1;
  • pink modules - 136;
  • orange - 90;
  • yellow - 60;
  • green - 78;
  • blue - 39;
  • blue - 36;
  • purple - 19.
  • First you need to take 3 pink modules and into two pockets of one insert into the corner of the other two.

    Following 2 pink triangles joinsimilarly to the 1st group, so you need to act further. As a result, the first ring is ready, which includes the inner and outer rows. Each row has 30 elements. Collect the ring in a chain, the ends of which must be connected by the last element.

    The third row is made from 30 orange elements, fixing them in a checkerboard pattern. The 4th and 5th rows are assembled from the same modules.

    Now you need to carefully turn the edges of the product up.

    Using 30 yellow structural elements, lay out the 6th row, putting them on top.

    When installing the 7th row, wings are made. To do this, you need to choose the side where the head will be. Choose one pair of corners from two adjacent structural elements - they will form the neck. After that, to the right and left of the selected pair of corners are mounted on a layer of 12 yellow elements. As a result, in the 7th row there are 24 modules and 2 spaces.

    Next, make wings, reducing in eachnext row by element. In the 8th row there are already 22 structural elements of green color, in the 9th - 20; in the 10th - 18. In the 11th row there are 16 blue elements, followed by 14.

    The 13th row - of 12 blue elements, the 14th - of 10, the 15th - of 8. The 16th row includes 6 purple elements, the 17th - 4, the 18th - 2 elements.

    The tail is made of five rows, one row less in each row. It will take 12 green modules and 3 blue.