How to Make a Moss Bird

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in crafts, dining room, moss | 38 comments

I never knew that I wanted an old door. . .

until, I found blog world.

I have been on the hunt for months now.

So, you can imagine my excitement when I happened upon a yard sale last weekend

that was selling doors from a 100+ year old house!

My 13 year old daughter bought one too –

with her own money.

She follows a lot of you gals in blog world as well!

Once I got it home, I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with it?

How to Make a Moss Bird @ DaisyMaeBelle

I figured it out. . .

But, it required making one moss bird.

Supplies for Making a Moss Bird @ DaisyMaeBelle

I gathered my supplies:

cardboard cut in the shape of a bird

sheet moss



Sharpie (not shown)

Hole punch (not shown)

Glue gun (not shown)

(Ignore the “blessed” fabric – I changed my mind.)

How to Make a Moss Bird @ DaisyMaeBelle

Punched holes in the top of the bird.

How to Make a Moss Bird @ DaisyMaeBelle

Traced around the bird on sheet moss and cut out.

How to Make a Moss Bird @ DaisyMaeBelle

Cut edges at curves so that I could glue it down.

How to Make a Moss Bird @ DaisyMaeBelle

Hot glued all edges down.

Ran ribbon through the holes.

Decorating with an Old Door @ DaisyMaeBelle

Hung it from the top of the door.

Decorating with Old Doors @ DaisyMaeBelle

That is now propped in the corner of my dining room.

(I pinned this bird idea a while back.  I tried to trace the source back, and couldn’t?)

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  1. Very cute, love all your bird nests on wall and your new moss bird on that gorgeous door. Great idea to make that moss bird to go with nest pics on wall. I keep forgetting to get some sheet moss.
    I love old doors, heavens I don’t like living here, need to move back to KY or TN? I’ve looked at Habitat in G.J. for doors but all I find are junk for way too much.
    Happy days girl.

  2. Melissa I absolutely LOVE that your daughter is into the thrifty junking adventure with you! I would love for you to share this at Pretty Things this week (live now) at twelveOeight!!

    xo, Tanya

  3. your bird is adorable!!!! and i love the door! and i want to see what your daughter does with hers!!!!

  4. I love the simplicity! It all makes me smile!

  5. I’m in love with your door! Lucky you (and your daughter)! And the bird is simple and perfect. Thanks for the instructions. You have a great bird theme going on in your pretty dining room.


  6. Love the door – looks really good. Would like to see what your daughter does with her’s. Great post.

  7. The blogging world has sent me hunting for more than one treasure that I never knew I wanted before blogging. 🙂 Your door and moss bird fit right in with your nest prints.

  8. That is such a cute little birdie! Thanks for sharing the tute!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  9. Love the bird and I love the door! I went to THAT yard sale too! He had some great doors. I can only imagine what he kept for himself. I’m sure our paths have crossed and we didn’t even know it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  10. LOVE your old door!! They are fun to prop around your home, adding so much charm to a room.
    Mary Alice

  11. How adorable. I love the door too! How wonderful that your daughter is stepping into the decorating world also, with a mentor like you I can only imagine how fantastic she will be.

  12. Adorable! The bird is so cute… and the old door is absolutely fabulous:)
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  13. i love it and the old door is fantastic. just started following by email and have been looking over your archives. thanks for sharing your home 😉

  14. This is so pretty! I love your decor. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party:

  15. Your moss bird is just darling! Love the door, too. Your dining room is beautiful!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  16. Love your door and moss bird! Accentuates your beautiful room perfectly! 🙂

  17. I have been looking for a door as well. Maybe iwillget as lucky as you did and stumble across some.

  18. That is just beautiful!!!
    I never knew I wanted a lot of things until I started blogging – including a Farm House lmho
    Visting from the Charm of HOme

  19. Doors… shutters… the list goes on and on, doesn’t it? How lucky were you and your daughter to find such a wonderful collection of doors to choose from! I love the way yours highlights this charming moss bird. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with all of us!

  20. I love your old door and sweet little moss bird! But, do you know what I love even more?! The fact that your 13 year old bought one too! I think you have a future DIYer on your hands…you must be so proud! 🙂

  21. What a simple but fun project! So cute for spring.

  22. Adorable. I love the bird. The whole room is gorgeous. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on Tuesday nights at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!


  23. I love your door and the moss bird as well!! Looks like something right of a decor magazine. Great job! ~ Jamie

  24. i love it! the moss bird totally finished it off. i have an old door, too, but i don’t know where to put mine either. i guess i need to dust it off and put it somewhere!

  25. The door is awesome. It’s that unexpected element in the room that makes it a really unique space. I think I might have to go get myself a door!

  26. This looks great! Old doors have such character and I love how it looks in that room! Beautiful:)

  27. I’m below you on MVL with a inner shutter (door-ish). I have two big Italian front doors waiting in storage that I want to gold leaf. They are so gorgeous and even have the letter box cut into one.

    Your door is just lovely. Welcome to door land.

  28. How fun that you found one! I keep looking, but no such luck yet, not the kind with panels anyway. You came up with a great way to showcase yours!

  29. I just found your blog. Simply adorable. Old doors are my favorite. I love, love, love the bird.

  30. So cute! love the door in the corner, and your moss bird gives it a purpose! Little Bit

  31. I love using old doors. I have a couple hanging on my bedroom wall. And your room is very pretty. susan

  32. Love this room. Thanks for sharing. Susan @

  33. Love the bird, it is fabulous. Great tutorial and so creative. Hugs, Marty

  34. Hi Melissa, This is so cute and I adore your dining room. Check out this weeks Open House party to see your feature.

  35. I love your bird! So cool! Would love for you to show it off at Give Me the Goods, 1 party with 5 blogs!

    The link is below:

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

  36. Hi Melissa, This is such a cute idea. I love the tutorial, so easy. I love old doors and with the moss bird on it, perfect!


  37. How cute in that! And you know I love your dining room! … I actually sold a few doors this weekend!

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