How To : D.I.Y – The Feather Girl

How To : D.I.Y – The Feather Girl – FIND FUN & CREATIVE WAYS TO USE FEATHERS! 

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Feather Flowered Easter Bonnet What is Easter without a bonnet filled with blooms and fresh feather accents? Learn some fancy feather flower techniques for decoration any bonnet or hat in our Feather Flowered Easter Bonnet tutorial.

Easter Bonnet Cover

Materials:

Hat or Bonnet
Silk flowers
Feathers
Tulle (approx. 1YD)
Hot Glue
Scissors

Directions:

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STEP 1. Cut a strip of tulle approximately 4-5 inches wide to wrap around the base of your hat.  Fold or ruche the tulle for more texture.  You can either trim the excess tulle or leave it as a flowing accent.

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STEP 2. Trim a length of strung Nagorie Feathers, about 1-2 inches will work nicely.

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STEP 3. Roll up the bottom of the strung Nagorie and affix it to itself with hot glue. The top will look like a blooming flower!

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STEP 4. Select a small silk flower for the center of this new feather bloom and gently glue it into place.

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STEP 5. Arrange an assortment of silk and feather flowers on the brim of the hat. Add additional Feathers and tufts of tulle for more variety. Once everything is perfectly placed, glue each item down with a dab of hot glue.

Finished bonnet!

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Today we have a project that will liberate the little leprechaun in us all. This small top-hat fascinator is the perfect accessory to don at those fast approaching St. Patty’s parties and pub adventures. The feathery flare on the brim of this wee top hat is sure to increase your luck and your style! Check out FeatherPlace.com  for lots of gorgeously green feather options.

STEP 1. First cut out all the necessary elements to create your hat. Cut about two inches off the top of a plastic cup. Using this as a guide, cut out  a one circle for the top of the hat, and another for the brim.

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STEP 2. Cover each of your cut out hat pieces with green felt.  Then assemble all the pieces into a complete hat!

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STEP 3.  Spread a layer of white glue over the entire hat and sprinkle with glitter!

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STEP 4. Glue an assortment of green feathers onto the front or side of the hat near the base of the brim.  Cut a strip of of black felt to create a small band to wrap around the bottom of the hat, attaching it with a dab of glue. Finish it off with a buckle cut out of felt. You can add extra glam with gold accents of paint and glitter onto the feathers and buckle.

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STEP 5. Attach the hat to a headband with glue in the position you want it to sit on your. Wear out to the St. Pat’s parade, a party, your neighborhood pub!

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LOVE NEST COVER

Calling all lovebirds!

Get ready to woo your loved ones with some feathered favors. Decorate for your Valentine’s Party with the Feathered Love Nest Treat Bowl filled with candy hearts or create an air of admiration with the Love Bird Feather Valentine Mobile. For that very special someone, craft a Birds of a Feather Valentine.

This February, feather it up and spread the love!

DIY Feathered Love Nest Treat Bowl

Materials:

Directions:

  • Working from the rim, spiral the boa around the bowl, gluing as you go

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  • Create your lettering using scrapbook paper, stickers, stamps or pens!

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  • Using the printed template cut out your lovebirds–four in all.

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  • Stitch around the outside out your birds and add a bit of stuffing inside for dimension.

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  •  Simply hot glue your letters and birds onto the rim, then fill with Valentine treats and set out to add flirty flare to your Valentine’s Day parties!

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DIY Love Bird Feather Valentine Mobile - The Feather Place

DIY Love Birds Feather Valentine Mobile

Materials:

Directions:

  • Download and print the bird & heart template. Using this template cut out 4 bird shapes and a handful of hearts.

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  • Sandwich a bit of stuffing between two bird shapes and stitch around the edges. Do this to  both birds.

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  • Arrange your feathers and hearts and measure out string.

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  • Glue or tie your feathers on to the string and simply sew through the hearts. Arrange and tie onto the stick.

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  • Hot glue your lovebirds onto the stick (in the proper kissing position, if you please)! Finally, tie a long string to both ends of the stick and hang up to decorate for a very sweet valentine touch in any room!

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DIY Birds of a Feather Valentine - The Feather Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds of a Feather Valentine

Materials:

Directions:

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  • Print out bird template. Using the template cut out two bird shapes from scrapbook paper. (Be sure to flip the template on one bird, so the printed sides will face out when the two pieces are glued together.)

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  • Add your text& embellishments on both sides. We chose “We’re birds of a feather” for the front, and “Let’s stick together” for the back!

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  • On the unprinted side of one of the cutouts arrange and glue feathers.

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  • Glue the two cutouts together, printed sides out, sandwiching the feathers.

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  • Present to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day!

DIY African Juju Hats by VintageFarmFurniture.com

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DIY Marabou Feather Clutch

Difficulty: (Easy/Beginner)

You Need:

*old clutch-style purse

*tacky glue

*marabou boa (Get your boa at www.featherplace.com)

*scissors

How-To:

1. Lay your clutch flat and visually estimate how far apart the pieces of your boa need to be to get the kind of coverage you want.

2. Spread the tacky glue in vertical lines down the front of your clutch, and across the top below the clasp.

3. Starting from one side, lay one end of the boa onto the glue at the bottom of the clutch.

4. Fold the boa piece over at the top of the clutch, and then loop it down towards the bottom.  Snip at the bottom of the clutch.

5. Repeat for all the lines of glue until the front of your clutch is completely covered.  Allow to dry and then trim the ends so they’re all one length.

Pretty easy, right?  To cover both the front AND the back using this method, you’ll probably need two boas.  And you could use any type of feathers that suit your fancy…they don’t have to be marabou, and they don’t have to be in boa-form, either

DIY Marabou Feather Clutch

How to Dye Feathers

Pheasant feathers are widely used in decorating. The sleek shape and bold, somewhat geometrical markings, lend a somewhat more masculine touch to dried floral or silk floral arrangements and the Pheasant feathers alone can be used to make an elegant and striking display. The shape and markings of those same feathers make them also an ideal enhancement to men’s hats. The larger Pheasant feathers in either their natural tones or dyed-over-natural make a stunning statement in headdresses and costumes for carnival, Mardi Gras and Halloween. The smaller feathers are now becoming a popular addition to boutonnieres in the bridal industry. Here we found a simple and sure way you can custom dye your own Pheasant feathers in an almost unlimited spectrum of colors. What a find and just in time for Mardi Gras! Get your un-dyed Pheasant feathers from The Feather Place! Or, save yourself some time and select from the 3 sizes of dyed pheasant tails available at The Feather Place in 13 colors.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

  1. Pheasant feathers
  2. Latex or vinyl gloves
  3. Feather dye
  4. Glass bowl or stainless steel pan
  5. Long-handled tongs
  6. Glass baking dish
  7. Water
  8. Paper towels

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Mix the dye and heat it per the manufacturer’s directions. Use a glass bowl or stainless steel pan. Wear gloves when handling dye, or your skin will end up the same color as your feathers.
  • Add feathers to the dye and stir to thoroughly wet them. Keep checking the color intensity of the feathers, because they won’t take long to dye. Bear in mind that wet feathers will look darker than when they have dried.
  • Remove the feathers from the dye when they have reached the desired color. Long-handled tongs make it easy to grasp each feather.
  • Place the feathers in a bowl or dish of cool water. Gently swish them around to rinse off any remaining dye.
  • Remove the feathers from the water and pat dry between paper towels. Leave them out in the open to thoroughly air dry before using or storing them.

Read more: How to Dye Pheasant Tail Feathers | eHow.comhttp://www.ehow.com/how_7793418_dye-pheasant-tail-feathers.html#ixzz1BKtCDWbK

Dyed Pheasant Feathers (APAB18) from The Feather Place!