8 Days ’til Christmas: 3 Crafty Feather Ornaments

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Maybe this trend is so 2012 (don’t say 2011, please) but I can’t get past my love of feathers. I love them in decor, I love them in kids’ craft, and, really…who can resist a boa? There’s no reason in the world that feathers and Christmas can’t hang out together. Which is why I crafted these 3 different DIY feather ornaments. Here’s how you make ’em…

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What you’ll need:

  • White feathers
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter glue

Make it:

  1. Paint stripes, dots, or zig-zags on your feather in various colors of craft paint. Let dry.
  2. Embellish design with glitter glue.
  3. Tie string to the feather’s needle and hang from the tree.


What you’ll need:

  • Colored paper
  • Linguini
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • String

Make it:

  1. Cut a leaf shape, about 6″ by 2″ (at the widest point).
  2. Paint 7 to 10 pieces of linguini to match your paper. Let them dry.
  3. Glue one long piece down the center to make the spine.
  4. Glue short pieces from the spine outward, breaking them at the ends.
  5. Leave some spaces between noodles to cut out little slits or sections.
  6. Tie string to the spine and hang from your tree!


What you’ll need:

  • Pencil and paper
  • 3-5 rolls of washi tape; various patterns of the same color
  • Cutting mat
  • X-acto knife
  • Clear transparency
  • Scissors
  • String

Make it:

  1. Draw a 6″ line on paper and lay transparency on top of it. You might want to tape it down to keep it in place.
  2. Adhere 3″ pieces of washi tape to cutting mat and with a straight edge, slide the tape with X-acto knife into very thin strips, about 1/16″ to 1/8″ thick.
  3. Begin laying tape from center line outward, tearing the middle pieces to about 1″ long. (You can lay a photo of a feather underneath the transparency as a guide.)
  4. Work up and down the spine of the feather until it’s full.
  5. When finished with step 4, adhere a 1/8″ by 6″ strip of colored tape on top of the drawn line to create the spine.
  6. Cut out the feather shape from the transparency and tape a string to the center spine end to hang.


December 17, 2013| Christmas, DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Holidays