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Hanging Eagle Decoration

Here is a hanging eagle decoration I designed for those of you looking for a unique July 4th decoration. We lived in California for over 20 years and my kids were born there so when the fourth of July rolls around, I get nostalgic.

eagle SVG, hanging eagle decoration

There’s a reason the bald eagle is the national bird of the United States—with it’s impressively strong talons and massive wingspan. Unlike my other bird designs, I included more detail in this eagle like adding claws and having more realistic wings. I wanted to do justice to this majestic bird.

Paper eagle head
Paper eagle claws
Paper eagle 3D wings

Here are a few more notes about this eagle design:

  1. For my eagle I used dark brown cardstock for the wings and body, white cardstock for the head and tail and a golden yellow cardstock for the beak and talons. And for the eye color and nails I used black cardstock. All the cardstock I used is 65lb or 176gsm.
  2. If the dotted fold lines at the eagle’s wings in the SVG file are importing into your software as solid lines, make sure you change them back to dotted lines before cutting. You can also use solid lines for scoring if you have this feature on your machine.
  3. There are two eagle sizes included in this design. The large eagle is about 12.5″ from beak to tail and the small eagle is 9.5″. I cut my eagles (image below of both eagle sizes) on letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″). If you’re looking to make an even larger eagle, use the large eagle design and remember to scale all the pieces.
Small eagle SVG cutouts
Large eagle SVG cutouts
Paper eagle cricut project, eagle svg
Hand holding hanging eagle decoration

Here is my list of materials and my video tutorial if you’d like to make your own hanging eagle.

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Eagle SVG
Cutting Machine
60lb or 65lb Cardstock Paper
X-Acto Knife
Double-Sided Tape
White Glue
Small Paint Brush
Bowl For Glue


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