Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How To Make A Feather Handbag

Here are some easy to follow directions on how to make a beautiful feather handbag. All you need is a clutch style handbag, two feather boas, a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun.

Cut the boas into strips the length of the width of the handbag. Put a horizontal line of hot glue along the top of the handbag and attach a strip of boa to the handbag. Now depending on how thick you want the feathers to be you could space the boa strips. Cover the whole bag on both sides and you are done.

If you want you could buy two different color boas and alter them or make the sides two different colors.

Also if you want you could use lose feathers to cover the handbag.

If you want you could also just attach a nice peacock feather to the handbag with the hot glue gun.

Enjoy your new bag!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

How To Make A Feather Tree

Germans started to make their Christmas trees out of feather because they didn’t want to chop down real trees. The process of making these really cool trees is pretty simple and I am going to explain it to you here. Also at the end of this post you can find a YouTube video where you can watch how it`s done.
What you will need
1- Green feathers
2- Thick wire that you can bend but will hold its shape
3- Green floral tape
4- Small plastic berries
5- Brown crepe paper
6- Paper glue
7- Thin wire for wrapping (about 26 gauge)
8- 3 inch wood cube with a hole drilled in the center to use as a base
First measure out thirteen pieces of the thicker wire.
1 piece – 13 inches (gets 3 inches of feather wrapping)
3 pieces – 5 inches (get 2 inches of feather wrapping)
4 pieces – 6 inches (get 4 inches of feather wrapping)
5 pieces – 9.5 inches (get 5.5 inches of feather wrapping)
Now cover each piece with the green floral tape and attaché a plastic berry to the end, these are the branches of your tree. To create the leaves on the branches attach a feather to the end of the branch right under the berry attach the stem of the feather to the branch so that the hairs on the feather start by the berry and go out over the end of the branch. Wrap the feather around the branch so that the feather hairs should fan out to create the leaves. Follow the list above for how many inches of feather wrapping each branch should get.
Bend each branch except for the thirteen inch one, to a ninety degrees angle right at the end of the flower wrapping. Attach the braches to the long straight piece which is the trunk, using the floral tape. The three five inch pieces go directly under the top feather wrapping on the trunk. Then the four pieces get attached three inches under them. And the five pieces three inches under them. Put some glue along the trunk and cover the whole trunk with the brown crepe paper. Stand the tree up in the base and you are ready to decorate it.
Here is a video on how it`s done

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How To Make A Feather Wreath For The Holidays

Here are easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to make a decorative feather wreath for this holiday season.

Things you are going to need

1- one or two green feather boas

2- green spray paint

3- hot glue gun

4- some thick red ribbon

5- five peacock eye feathers

6- five peacock swords

7- solid wreath frame

8- loose green feathers

For the frame you can use a foam tube or any other solid tube shape. If you would like to go the green rout you can cut the top rim off of a five gallon dry wall bucket and use that.

1- Paint the frame green using the spray paint and let it fully dry.

2- Using the hot glue gun attach the boas and loose feathers to the frame. Make sure that it looks nice and evenly done.

3- Trim the quills of the peacock feathers.

4- Using just a small amount of hot glue on the back side of the peacock feathers attach them to the wreath facing outward. Place them systematically (one eye feather one sword feather) around the wreath.

5- Create a hinge with the ribbon to hang the wreath where ever you would like.

Enjoy & Have A Happy Holiday Season

Sunday, December 4, 2011

How To Make A Feather Hair Clip – Fast, Easy & Cheap!

A feather hair clip is a easy way to add a bit of color to your look, and when you make them yourself you get to decide what color feathers to use as well.

What You Need

1- Hair clip

2- Scissors

3- Feathers

4- Hot glue gun

5- Felt cloth

You can do this project either using the smaller hair clips that are about two inches long or with the longer ones that are about four inches long. What you need to do in short is attach the felt material to the hair clip and then attach the feathers to the felt material.

Step 1 – cut a piece of felt to the length of the hair clip and about as wide as half that length. So if the hair clip is 4 inches long the felt cloth should be four inches long and two inches wide.

Step 2 – Now with the hot glue gun put some glue along the length of the outside of the hair clip and attach the piece of felt you cut out to the hair clip. If you are using one of those hair clips that when they are closed there is a small amount of space you can cut a second strip of cloth and glue it across the inside of the clip for a more secure hold.

Step 3 – Using the hot glue gun attach the feathers to the felt material in whatever arrangement or design you would like.

Step 4 – Trim down the stems of the feathers.

That’s It, You’re Done!

You can also glue beads, stones or buttons on as well.

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Here Is A Video Of How Its Done