Barefoot by the Sea: Whimsical Feather Wreaths

Monday, September 23, 2013

Whimsical Feather Wreaths

A few weeks ago, my daughters decided to build their Fall fairy gardens.  They decided they wanted to welcome the fairies with a wreath, which is where the inspiration for this Feather Wreath was born. I wanted to help them craft something simple and whimsical and they were thrilled with this delicate little wreath. It would also make a cute party decoration, wall or door hanging. This one is simple and economical!
 
Materials Needed:
  • 1 pack of feathers. I found these white ones at Joann Fabrics for $1 but you could also use colored ones if desired.
  • Hot Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Fabric embellishments of your choice
  • String or Ribbon
Instructions:
  1. Draw a circle on your cardboard for your desired wreath’s size.
  2. Cut out the circle and an interior circle to make the base of your wreath. You could also do this without the cardboard but the feathers are just so delicate we found having a structure and form made for easier crafting.
  3. With hot glue, begin applying your feathers around your wreath’s form. Gently place one at a time throughout the wreath until it is covered or until you’ve achieved your desired look. Tip: As always, remember hot glue is HOT so if your children are doing this, be sure to assist them with this process.
  4. Glue your fabric embellishments on your wreath. We used a few hand stitched flower posies. Those are easily achieved by layering bits of fabric and securing with a button center. Anything goes. You can pick up odds and ends at your local fabric store, use buttons, etc
  5. Allow wreath to dry for a couple of hours.
  6. Hang with a coordinating string and enjoy!
Next up: Some Fall Feather Wreaths in coordinating brown, orange and tan feathers!  

2 comments:

  1. Awww, it's very cute! Heck, I could go out back and collect all the feathers from my molting chickens and make one of these haha :)

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  2. I love this wreath! I made a feather wreath last winter but never posted it....I will have to do it this year! What a perfect welcome for the fairies :)

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