How to Manipulate Feathers

How to Manipulate Feathers

I’m so pumped to share some feather crafts with you. But, before I get into making anything with feathers, I want to let you in on some secrets. Down below you will find 5 easy ways to turn disheveled feathers into pretty, workable feathers.


  • feathers
  • scissors

Option 1: Snip the very tip off.

Option 2: Roll the feather until both ends meet. Use a small amount of hot glue to hold the ends together.

Option 3: Cut off the bottom two-thirds of the feather.

Option 4: Trim all the way around the feather to create a more defined shape.

Option 5: Cut off one side of the feather.

I hope this helps get you going with feather crafts!

  1. I'm usually a lurker… but I just had to comment.  When I was browsing through my Google Reader this morning I just quickly glanced at the title to your post.  I thought it said "How to Manipulate Fathers"  :)  Did a quick double take and loved the info on feathers instead ;)

  2. this is so helpful and gorgeous too
    thank you for showing me this :)
    Betty Bake

  3. Thanks ever so much for sharing!…My grandaughter is getting married and wanted to use "feathers" in decorations.   This is helping so much.  I will now be able to get the desired effect I want.   Now on to the "feathers" department for lots and lots of feathers!!!

  4. Ears perked up as soon as I saw your post.  I was gifted with some lovely feathers and did not know what to do with them.  Now I can thank the person with a gift of a lovely headband for his granddaughter.  Thanks so much for sharing.

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