Song Birds

Sheet music + birds = song birds! These cute and simple ornaments could easily be made from any unwanted book, dictionary, map, etc. Feel free to explore and use whatever material you like. I found my sheet music in an old songbook at a yard sale. I love to rummage around thrift stores and yard sales because I never know what I might find. Plus, the prices can’t be beat!

Supplies & Tools:

  • Printable template (download here)
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Sheet music
  • Pencil
  • Raffia
    • Instead of raffia, you can use an ornament hook, a paperclip, or thin ribbon.
  • Craft glue
  • Safety pin


  1. Print out template onto cardstock and cut out pieces.
  2. Lay pattern pieces onto sheet music and trace with pencil. Be sure to trace two wings for each bird.
  3. Cut out shapes.
  4. Fold wings along dotted lines.
  5. Glue wings to each bird.
  6. Using a safety pin, poke a hole in the bird for the hanger. Set pin aside. (Refer to the pattern pieces to determine where the hole should be.)
  7. Poke raffia (or a hook) through the hole, tie a knot, and hang on your tree!


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9 comments on “Song Birds

  • madison said:

    i love this bird so much i made and its in my bedroom. i thought it was a cute and a great family project.

  • arijana said:

    i love these birds. i have one hanging in my room. i had trouble AT First but my brother helped me cuz i had trouble.

  • Chelby said:

    I love it!! I did it with my class.

  • Taylah said:

    I love these birds.
    I love doing them.

  • Sophie said:

    I love it

  • laney said:

    totally awsome. i want to make these.

  • Kameron said:

    I love this ornament! I play the piano so i figured “Hey! This could be my special little ornament!”

  • Lynn said:

    I have piles of music, but I don’t want to cut any of them up, so I used my printer/scanner to copy the music on card stock and then cut out the birds. It works ! !
    Thanks for the idea ! ! ! !

  • esther said:

    i love it.

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