Tutorial + How-to dig-branches-and-birds-decor

Published on July 26th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

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DIY Branches and Birds Decor

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DIY Branches and Birds Decor

Have you been loving the bird decor trend this year? I adore it, so I decided to DIY my own branches and birds decor using recycled paper. Here’s how you can create your own, too!

What You Will Need:

1. Fallen branches

2. Sheet music or other recycled paper

3. Hot glue/hot glue gun

4. A pencil

5. Scissors

How To Do It:

1. Collect fallen branches from outside.

2. Draw 4 or 5 birds on the recycled paper.

DIY Branches and Birds Decor

3. Then, cut them out. Make sure you have a little extra rectangle piece at the bottom like so:

DIY Branches and Birds Decor

I wanted it to appear that the bird was sitting on the branch, instead of being glued to the side of the branch. This extra piece will allow it to look like the bird is sitting on the branch.

4. Arrange your branches where you plan to have them displayed.

5. Hot glue the birds to the branches.

DIY Branches and Birds Decor

I added a few accessories and I’m loving the way my branches and birds decor looks!

DIY Branches and Birds Decor

You could also add a few leaves to the branches like the sheet music tree tutorial. I can imagine using this decor as a centerpiece on my dining room table or even at a wedding reception. Where would you use it?

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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



  • Marly Duran

    I couldn’t believe it when I saw this pic, I have the same (smaller) lamp and wooden elephant! It was like you came to my house. Well, maybe not, the items are in different rooms. The lamp is in my daughter’s room, the elephant in mine. I’m starting on the branches today- it’s destiny.

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