Kiwi ornament flat pack

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#1

I have a dear friend and colleague from New Zealand. I found a pattern online for a flat pack kiwi ornament that I figured I’d try out for her being a kiwi and all. After some adjustments, I came up with a cute design.
Started with a prototype.


Made all the cut lines and scored where the little pips are for easier punching out.


Made a few adjustments then I prepared an area on birch ply with acrylic paint and sprayed on the lighter color using one of my body painting stencils (good thing I do these for a living and have lots of patterns…lol) masked it and cut the file.
Here is the finished product ready for sending.


Digital printed materials from Ponoko
#2

Awwwww, that is so cute! I love the feet and the stenciled pattern. She’ll love it I’m sure.


#3

Happiest of Cake Days (or is that your birthday?) :tada: @smcgathyfay, and love the kiwi, such a simple but great design. Your friend will love it. Love the idea of adding patterns as well. Coolio!


#4

You always have the COOLEST ideas, that looks great!


#5

Kiwi for a Kiwi…very nice! I think she will love it. Go :glowforge: - Rich


#6

Thanks…and yes its my birthday😁 going home soon to make brownies and play minecraft with my youngest son


#7

Happy birthday! I love the kiwi and am delighted that Discourse decided I could give this the like it deserves. :wink:


#8

Happy Birthday!

PS. Kiwi is adorable. I’m sure your friend will love it.


#9

Whoa! Happy Birthday! And the kiwi is cute, cute, cute!
(But not as cute as your narwhal. just a fact.)


#10

:musical_score::notes:Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Stephanie,
Happy birthday to you! :musical_note::notes:


#11

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:gift::birthday::tada::confetti_ball::sparkling_heart:


#12

Thank you all for the birthday wishes and the song!!:squeeee::grinning:


#13

Did a snowflake too for her partner. :grinning::snowman:


Prototype

On painted baltic birch ply


#14

Cute projects. You are just so-o-o awesome!


#15

Out of likes :+1: And happy b-day btw :tada::tada::tada:


#16

Happy birthday :gift::balloon::birthday::tada:

And the ornaments look awesome!!!


#17

Oh wow! The stencils are brilliant!


#18

Where are the “pips” - the cut s smooth all around (unless I’m thinking of the wrong term - I assume it is like tabs that keep the pieces from falling out -, still attached - just barely. Also , did you paint and stencil before cutting ( top picture was original model and painted was never “popped out” to be gifted)? Great job btw…!


#19

Yes, painted the board, then cut it out.

The pips show on the underside…here’s a view from the unpainted prototype.


#20

I forgot to wish you a happy birthday in one of the other threads, so I’ll do it here: Happy Birthday! :birthday: