“Chook”is Australian for chicken. Today’s post is embracing the hand-made gift idea and showing a very clever idea my son’s school had at their recent art show. The pantry chook uses recyclable items and provides a practical beautiful gift. This is what you need. Potpourri or bouquet garni. My son used dried orange, lavender and gum leaves.Then he cut out the shape. Use Felt or any contrasting material for the beak and comb and two tiny buttons for the eyes.
A small piece of material to cut out 2 bodies. Starting with the wrong side, sew the top seam first working in the beak and comb. Sew all around leaving a gap at the bottom big enough to turn the chook the right way and put in your potpourri. Sew the bottom seam and then your pantry chook is either finished or it is time to add accessories .
My son added a ninja mask out of black felt so viola!
Here is mine happily ensconced in my pantry.