2. On Finding the Right Feathers
Those silly craft stores sometimes only have the brightly colored, costumey feathers that you used to glue to construction paper. But as you probably know, the internet blesses those of us in need of obscure craft supplies, like cruelty-free feathers or eagle imitation feathers.
6. 1. Dip your feathers in gold and glitter.
Sure you can use them for wedding DIYs, but why not incorporate them into some of the other feathery projects you’re sure to make over the next few days? You’ll need feathers, glitter, and metallic paint, plus some string if you want to make them into a garland. Directions here.
13. 8. Hot glue some small feathers onto a felt hat to shade your eyes from the sun.
It’s absolutely perfect for all of those picnics you’ll theoretically go on with your friends. This is also a hot glue magic piece, with directions here.
14. 9. Get a little more involved with your feathers and glue them on a skirt.
It’s really cute (although who knows HOW you’d clean the thing). Our only problem: we’re not sure where you could find cruelty-free or imitation feather trim. Thoughts? (Originally here).
16. 11. Create an entrancing feather mobile with the help of some found twigs.
The addition of the lace feminizes this project. You could use one longer stick, or tie the sticks in a square instead of a triangle, and vary how many feathers or strips of lace you tie onto the sticks. The basic tutorial’s here.
17. 12. Use gel pens to make color coordinated writing utensils.
If your ethically-sourced feathers don’t come in the right color, there are multiple tutorials around, like this one, that show you how to dye feathers. Just find one you like. The tutorial for the pens is available here.
21. 16. Hang your (paper) feathers as a window treatment.
Paper’s a humane way to make feather look-a-likes, although use recycled paper to stay eco-friendly. Alternatively, you could just use real feathers from the ethical sources above. Directions here.
25. 20. Hang a feathered chandelier over your next at-home brunch.
Bonus points if your brunch is outside, and you find a way to hang it from a tree. Think of how nice the feathers will look as they flutter in the breeze. Directions here.
27. 22. Reflect all the pretty light with a (brass) feathered headband.
You could always skip the brass feather-making and use regular old feathers instead. Better yet, gild the real feathers first (directions above), then use them in this tutorial.
29. 24. Stash your iPhone in a feathered clutch.
Like the above skirt, we’re not sure where to find ethical feather trim. But these instructions can give you a start if you manage to find some. (Or you could just support killing birds. Your choice. Really.)
33. 28. Find a candelabra for your feathered candles.
The translation for this tutorial, in case you don’t have a translator in your browser, reads:
“how it works: Find out scissors, a spoon, candles and napkins with a pattern you like. Cut out the pattern you want to use. Remove all layers the napkin except thin with press. Hold the pattern where you want it to sit on the light. Hold the spoon over a flame until it is hot and hair as gently back of the napkin. then melted candle wax through the thin napkin as it gets tightly.”
The tutorial does use a printed napkin, but we think you could easily substitute a feather.
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