This is what happens when you don’t have a clear vision of what your craft is suppose to turn out like. I’ve never been to Vegas. I’ve never been to a showgirl production. But, I imagine this looks more like a ta ta cover for a Vegas showgirl than the fun feather headband I had hoped for. I've got other headband options if you are looking.
My “little helper” was being all too helpful during photos. Reminder to self: Wait until kids are napping for photos.
What do you think? Craft flip or craft flop?
Since you've learned some ways to fancy your feathers, I thought we needed to put the lesson to use again. Let's give this feather bobby pin a try.
You can mix up the feathers and buttons. Oh…don't you think it would look lovely with peacock feathers? You can view my full tutorial here. I used option 4.
The Real Deal: It cost less than $2.00 to make this feather bobby pin.
I just love this color combination. Red and white polka dots somehow cheer me up. Add some fun-loving feathers and what’s not to love?
- 2″ x 20″ scrap fabric for flower
- 3 feathers (Hobby Lobby)
- 2″ x 2″ scrap felt
- Hot glue and gun
Start by making a fabric flower. Then, cut 3 feathers like option 3 on How to Manipulate Feathers. Hot glue the feathers to the back of the flower. Snip the ends of the feathers off.
Cut a circular piece of felt to cover the feather stems. Use hot glue to attach the felt to the back of the flower.
Add this perfect little embellishment to any accessory.
The Real Deal: It cost less than $2.00 to make this lovely embellishment.
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.
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!