Inspired by birds in the Pacific Northwest, our layered papercut birds that Emily designed are super cute and easy to craft. You can use this project in multiple ways — stick them in a frame for some simple art or use string to hang them from a branch

These pieces are simple ones to cut by hand using our template. Or you can always speed up the cutting process with our SVG file.

layered papercut birds

This DIY project won’t fly over your head

Ready to start crafting? Our tutorial will show you how to assemble your layered papercut birds using different colors of cardstock and text weight paper. Check out our materials list below to see what we used, or you can always make them in different colors and shades.

Skill level: Beginner

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How to Make Layered Papercut Birds

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Use cutting machine or template to cut all of the pieces.
  3. Start with the first layer; glue the pieces in place.
  4. Glue the second layer.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

layered papercut birds tutorial by Lia Griffith

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We think these layered papercut birds would look cute on this crepe paper leaf branch (minus the pears!) or you can always find a branch in nature. For more tips on creating your own framed artwork, check out more of our paper art.