Feathered Wreath

 

Inspiration can come from all sorts of places.  Some are inspired by works of art.  Some are inspired by music.  Some are inspired by everyday life while some are inspired by their own imaginations. 

Well, today’s craft inspiration came from an unlikely place.

My slippers.

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Yep, that’s right.  These slippers are AWESOME!  I bought them for myself Dave got them for me for Christmas this year, and they are ridiculously comfortable.  I he bought them from Costco for only $12.99 and they are like walking on a squishy fluffy cloud. If it was socially acceptable to walk around in slippers in public these puppies would never leave my feet.

One day I was looking at my slippers thinking “Oh slippers I love you so much! You make me feet so happy after a long day of teaching little munchkins.  You are so comfortable and and soft, just like feathers on my toes.  Feathers?  Wow, I should make a craft using feathers.”

Ok, I didn’t have that exact conversation with myself, but the fluffy lining did remind me of feathers and inspired me to go out and buy some.  Add the straw wreath I’ve had sitting around since my October craft party and you have a wintery white feathered wreath.

 

 

 

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It’s probably not necessary to give a tutorial for something so simple, but because I snapped the photos, I’ll share with you the step-by-step.

 

What you’ll need:

-Wreath (straw or foam)

-Feathers (I used the entire $1.99 bag from JoAnn’s)

-Glue gun and glue sticks

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If you’re using a straw wreath start by putting a piece of newspaper or garbage bag under it to catch the loose straw. 

Take off the outer plastic wrap.

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See all the straw that has fallen off?

 

If you want to have a completely white look then spray paint the wreath white at this point.  I wanted some of the straw to show through. More of a bird-nest look.  Yeah, I just used bird-nest as an adjective.

Start gluing your feathers onto the wreath using a glue gun.  To save your fingers from being scarred with glue gun burns, place a line of glue down the stem? (is that what you call it?) of the feather.  This way the glue doesn’t go through the thin feathers and onto your fingers.

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Just glue…

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glue…

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glue!

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Add a ribbon to hang, and you’re done!  This is literally a 10 minute project.

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This actual home of this wreath is on the back of my door so the sun doesn’t reveal so much of the wreath and it looks much “whiter” there.

 

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Such a quick little project that adds a bit of whimsical winter to your home.

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Comments

  1. Cute idea!

  2. Great idea, Sarah! Wow, you have such a variety of projects, so talented!

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