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Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on April 8, 2017

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

It’s Spring and the perfect time to jazz up your space with feathers! We love showcasing our favorite DIY feather projects like this amazing Pre-teen bedroom makeover by Candice Cowin of Texas Brocante Antiques & Interiors.

“About a year or so ago, I noticed that my eldest child wasn’t a little girl anymore. It was a great excuse to change things up in her bedroom. You know, to reflect her maturing tastes & needs” @texasbrocante

Using 5 Yards of our Metallic Rooster Coque Tail Fringe in Mauve; Cowin transformed her daughters “boring swing arm lamps” and jazzed them up with a bit of hot glue and some dyed feather trim from The Feather Place Los Angeles. This is definitely a bedroom makeover any pre-teen would love to have and one that she can grow into over the years! Take a look below! Don’t you love it!Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

With just these simple steps, you can DIY your own Feathered lamp shades and revamp your space from drab to fab!

Jazz Up your Space with Feathers

Feeling inspired like us and want to check out more projects from Texas Brocante Antiques & Interiors? Visit their Houzz page where you can find contact info, project photos and more!

DIY Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Décor

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 11, 2016

in DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

DIY Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror

DIY Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Décor. In no time at all your space can go from drab to fab; revamping your mantle and giving it new life this fall. Decorating with pheasant feathers never looked so good!

Step 1:  First trace the round mirrors with your Dressmakers White Chalk Pencil and cut the shape out with your scissors. You will want to make two of these round cut mats; one for each of the Pheasant Feather styles.

Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Step 1

Step 2: Select your first set of feathers and organize them to your liking around the first piece of felt. Begin to glue them down one by one until finished. Continue and go on to the next feather mat.

Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Step 2

Step 3: Stack the two feather mats on top of one another and glue them together in the center. Next, generously glue the round mirror to the center of the two feather mats.

Allow to dry overnight.

Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Step 3

Step 4: Grab your Natural Twine or Cording of choice and braid enough to go round the circumference of mirror.  Continue and glue the braided cord around the mirror. Once done, cut the excess cord and glue.

Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Step 4

Step 5: Cut a small 2×1” piece of felt and center the large paperclip at the top, back of the mirror. Glue the felt over ½ of the paperclip leaving the other half exposed to be used as a hanger.

Allow to dry overnight before hanging up.

Pheasant Feather Trimmed Mirror Step 5

Unique Feather Inspired Makeup Trends

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 21, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Perfect for the Halloween season, You’ll be a showstopper in any of these unique feather inspired makeup trends ! From incorporating ready made false feather lashes to painstakingly placing the feathers piece by piece, there’s no wrong way to add drama and recreate the look for Halloween.

Unique Feather Inspired Makeup Trends

For the DIY makeup artist, here are some tips that we find useful!

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Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 1, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY,STAGE & SCREEN

We just found the BEST Queen Ravenna Costume Inspiration and are so excited to share it with you all! We first came across the Melting Mirror Cosplay and Costume site when we were researching costume inspirations for this Halloween season.   
Queen Ravenna Costume - Ravenna cosplay made and worn by Meltingmirror - Photo by Lexa One taken at Montreal comiccon 2015

Using hundreds of Loose and Strung Black Rooster Coque Tails and taking notes from famed costume designer Colleen Atwood, Melting Mirror gives an in depth play by play on her inspirations and how she made her cosplay costume.

Queen Ravenna Costume - Ravenna cosplay made and worn by Meltingmirror - Photo by Belziir Photography taken at Montreal comiccon 2015 - 3

You have to go to her site and check out the extensive Queen Ravenna – Snow White and the Huntsman costume write-up. I know we are feeling inspired to DIY this costume and with more than 1 month away from Halloween…We still have time! Stop by The Feather Place and let us help you get DIY ready this Halloween season.

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In just these simple steps, you’ll have your Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery Inspired Costume ready for this year’s Halloween party season.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume

Recreate detective Phryne Fisher sassy 1920 style by pairing a knee length drop waist beaded dress with a Marabou Feather Shrug or Shawl! You can also DIY a long flowing Ostrich Boa Stole or Silk Scarf trimmed in Ostrich Fringe. Add glittering details with sparkling vintage brooches, dangling necklaces and a pair of T-Strap kitten heels or oxfords. Make sure to pin your hair or wear a short bob wig topping off the look with a feather beaded headband or cloche hat.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume       DIY a long flowing Ostrich Boa Stole or Silk Scarf trimmed in Ostrich Fringe. Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Inspired Costume Recreate detective Phryne Fisher sassy 1920 style with a Marabou Feather Shrug or Shawl!

 

Discover what it takes to design and costume on the actual TV hit series below and preview the new Miss Fisher Collection – by Marion Boyce!

Quirky Cartridge Feather Trends

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 16, 2016

in CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Unique and quirky cartridge feather trends are the perfect way to show individuality and express your inner country spirit. Handmade using spent cartridge shells and feathers, these one of a kind hat pins, lapel pins, earrings and decor trends are perfect whether you are looking to make affordable rustic decorations while also making great keepsakes and gifts. Quirky Cartridge Feather Trends Collage2We searched the handmade section of Etsy and found several shops where you can find these one of a kind handmade cartridge + feather trends … You can even purchase empty shells for your own DIY projects.

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Shop for Natural and Dyed Rooster Feathers , Guinea Quills, Pheasant Tails Feathers and Plumage to make your very own feathered cartridge and spent shell inspired project … If you are inspired to make a Cartridge Pin or Broach these pre-made feather pins and feather trims are a great way to get started.Feather Pins and Trims Collage

DIY Monster Feather Wreath

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on September 9, 2016

in COSTUME,CRAFT,DECOR,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Monster Feather Wreath

A Halloween checklist; Costume? Check. Candy? Check. Spooky decorations? Let’s check that one off the list right now. This Monster Feather Wreath is a not too scary and easy enough to enlist crafting help from little hands. So grab your little gremlins, a few supplies, and get crafty! You’ll have a fun Halloween decoration before you can say, “trick or treat!”

Feather Materials
Feather Green Circle  Wreath Form

Feather Green Circle  Chandelle Feather Boas (2)

Feather Green Circle   Hot Glue

Feather Green Circle  Pipe Cleaners

Feather Green Circle   Googly Eyes

Feather Directions

STEP 1. Begin wrapping a chandelle feather boa around the wreath form. Attach with hot glue.

Monster Feather Wreath

STEP 2. Trim a 4 inch length of pipe cleaner and wrap it around a pencil to form a spring. Leave one end straight to stick into the wreath form.

Monster Feather Wreath

STEP 3. Glue a googly eye on the curly end of the pipe cleaner spring. Repeat this process until you have 15-20 eyes, or as many as you think will cover your wreath.

Monster Feather Wreath

STEP 4. Insert the eyes into the wreath form until the wreath has plenty of peepers. Hang on your door and let the scares begin!

Monster Feather WreathStay tuned and be on the lookout for more DIY feather crafts and children’s costume ideas using feather products from The Feather Place. You can also visit our Halloween Projects ideas!
Monster Feather Wreath

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, one of my favorite reads is finally coming to the silver screen! We can’t wait to see Penny Dreadful’s Eva Green transform into the black feathered Miss Peregrine in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the book. We especially love the movie trailer below where you see Miss Peregrine’s full metamorphosis! Set to be released this September, we can predict that Miss Peregrine’s character is sure to be a hit this Halloween season! You can transform yourself into Miss Miss Peregrine with a pair of our Black Feather Mockingbird Wings and Black Feather Collars and Chokers.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Burton described Eva Green’s character Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of the peculiar orphanage, as a “weird Mary Poppins like character — a strong and mysterious person who looks like she could turn into a bird. That’s Eva.” – www.moviepilot.com

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If you are feeling inspired and want to get your bird spirit on this Halloween, The Feather Place is your go to shop for everything feathers!  We have a large variety of all the natural and dyed plumage feathers and quills needed to make your DIY dreams a reality in addition to ready made wings, masks and chokers to help you transform into an Owl, Crow or Raven. Come see us at one of our showrooms or shop online and get Free Shipping. #staypeculiar Halloween Collage

Wings Collage

DIY One of a Kind Feather Costumes

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 26, 2016

in COSTUME,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS,HOLIDAY

Get creative this Halloween and DIY Feather Costumes! DIY one of a kind Feather Costumes with Marabou Boas, Chandelle Boas, Ostrich and Peacock Feathers this Halloween Season. Your child will be the envy of his/her classmates in one of these magical DIY feather costumes! DIY your very own this Halloween season with just a few Chandelle Feather Boas from The Feather Place! What kid wouldn’t want to be Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo or Big Bird!? We even know some adults who would love to get into character… Transform yourself and child into a feathered Pretty Peacock a Cute Chick, Spunky Skunk and more with these fabulous DIY costumes ideas from The Feather Place!

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Back to School Feather Topped Pencils

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 19, 2016

in CRAFT,DIY,FEATHER TRENDS

Pencil Cover

Back to School Feather Topped Pencils – The perfect end of summer craft project for kids. Decorating their school pencils with colorful and fluffy feathers. We have step by step instructions below for this affordable craft idea. Kids will have fun making these adorable feather topped pencils and fun showing off their artwork when they return to school!
Feather Materials
Feather Green Circle  Pencil

Feather Green Circle  Washi or Other Decorative Tape

Feather Green Circle  White Glue

Feather Green Circle  Glitter

Feather Green Circle  Strung Feathers

Feather Green Circle  Hot Glue

Feather Directions

pencil step 1

STEP 1. Wrap the pencil in a fun and colorful tape. There are lots of great washi tapes available— like this glitter one we are using!

pencil step 2

STEP 2. Cut a short length of strung feather (about and inch will do) and hot glue it around the eraser of the pencil. If you have loose feathers on hand, those can be glued on individually for the same effect, but with a bit more effort.

pencil step 3

STEP 3. Wrap more tape around the base of the feathers to cover the string parts.

pencil step 4

STEP 4. Dab a layer of white glue around base of the feather (we went down about an inch) and apply glitter.

pencil step 5

STEP 5. Sharpen your pencil and get going! This pencil is good for taking diligent class notes, composing compelling essays, and (of course) the occasional doodle!