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DIY Simple And Effective Feather Craft Ideas....


Feathers are SIMPLY stunning on their own! Add a little sparkle from some glitter, spray paint or even some hundreds and thousands, now we're talking SUPER stunning and stylish. Here you'll find a quick way to "fancy up your feathers", as well as a few crafty ideas on how to use them. Get set to make something 'pretty' special.

You need the following to begin creating:
  • Feathers (of any colour, shape or size)
  • Metallic gold and/or silver spray paint
  • Glitter
  • 100s and 1000s (yep! try not to eat them)
  • Clear nail polish
Follow the simple steps below and you'll have a bouquet of feathers like these in no time!


Spray Painted Feather Tip

While it truly is as simple as spray painting the tip of a few feathers, you may want to consider  practicing on a stick or some leaves before you get stuck in. I would also recommend wearing gloves (otherwise your nails may be gold by the time you finish). Find yourself a nice clean space outside away from other objects and out of the wind. Give the paint can a good shake and test spray a swipe on some newspaper. Now lightly spray the ends of the feather, or if you like things really neat cover the feather section you don't want to spray with some cardboard to protect it from any over spray. Don't go to heavy on the spray it could damage the feather. Allow the paint to dry for the recommended time on the can. You could hang them up with some string to help them dry faster and not stick to your work area. Make sure they're spaced so the don't bump each other.

Glitter or 100s&1000s Tipped Feathers

For this you will need the nail polish. Yep - any old clear nail polish will do. I find this way so much easier and the polish dries a lot faster than glue. Simply start with a clean work space then paint your feather with a reasonable amount of nail polish. Now sprinkle over your glitter. You may wish to turn the feather over and gently push it down into the glitter. I like to repeat this and do the glitter on the reverse side of the feather.

Use this same method for your 100s&1000s tips. (The one small difference is I only do one side of the feather with 100s&1000s.)

Now that you have your pretty feathers you could use them for a range of things. A few weeks back I introduced you to a lovely lady, Ashlea Kerr from Glamour Coastal Living, through my Handmade Series  If you click the links you can see Ashlea uses feathers in her stunning dreamcatchers. I've been including some feathers in my weavings too.

Other pretty feather ideas are for gift wrapping, make your own card, a bouquet of feathers in a vase or simply tied with ribbon, in a garland, wall hanging. A single feather framed in a picture frame would be a stunning statement. The possibilities are endless.......




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  1. Gorgeous DIY. I too love a feather however a sparkly - coloured feather is even more special!

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    1. Thanks Rachael. Isn't just fun to see what you can make out of them x

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  2. My Toddler picked up a feather yesterday on our afternoon walk and I kinda grossed out over it. My mum always told me not to play with birds' feathers. This craft however, I could happily play with feathers allllll day long!!

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    1. hahaha Shannon so true. I get grossed out when my kids do that to. I get all my feathers (hopefully fully germ free) from feathers.com.au, their warehouse is close by I could spend hours in there.

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  3. Oh my gosh hun - we so need to get you in doing workshops. Are you up for it? If so I would love to chat you clever gal xx

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    1. Oh really? yeh maybe that would be super fun. The new place looks amazing! send us a email if you like Sonia xx :)

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  4. Oh these are so gorgeous. You've inspired me. I might get into my little miss 6's craft box. I love the gift wrapping. Shannon@ my2morrows Xx

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    1. Oh yay hope you got stuck in there and made something pretty. Thanks xx

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  5. Those 100 & 1000's feathers are so cute! My son would lick them though... You are so clever. Exciting stuff about possible workshops with DTLL!! You would be awesome!

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    1. Thanks Karin, haha I don't think they'd taste as good as they look :)

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  6. This is so pretty, Bec! What a sweet idea. x

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  7. Such a simple idea, but so much pretty! I love them all, but I think the sprinkles are my favourite! You so clever! x

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    1. Cheers Sammie, the sprinkles are my favourite too :) xx

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  8. I have never seen sprinkles on a feather before - looks tasty! ;)

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    1. Me either, makes me want to put sprinkles on more things :)

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  9. FABULOUS!! So gorgeous. I can't wait to give these a go!! Jx

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    1. I hope you do try it, So easy and pretty :) x

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  10. SO pretty Bec - I do love a bit of sparkle and a feather so together.. swooning!! xx

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    1. Thanks again Sonia :) Love to chat with you about the workshop opportunity xx

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  11. You are so clever Bec! I love the touch of the silver tipped feather on the gift wrap. Just beautiful! xx

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    1. Oh thank you Tash. It's really simple but just adds that little something :) xx

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  12. Beautiful Bec - just had a chance to come over and take a look and you are one crafty lady! Love the feather bouquet x

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