Wednesday, September 11, 2013

D.I.Y Feather Picture Frame

My friends, it is time for a DIY!
Who doesn’t love a quick, fun, craft?

Recently, I told you all about those gorgeous feather frames. Well, now I’m going to teach you how to make your own!

These are so unique and so personal. No one else will have one like it. They are also the perfect gift.

So to start, buy a plane wood frame. You can find them cheap at dollar stores, craft stores, or pretty much anywhere else.

1.      Remove the glass and backing, then lay flat on a newspaper.
2.      Prime the frame with white paint. This will keep your layers even, and reduce the number of coats you need.
3.      PAINT! This is where you get to express your creative side. Paint it all one color, stripes, flowers, hearts… whatever you like best! If you want to try something really special, you can paint an ombre blend. To do so, paint three colors, from light to dark, with a small empty space between them. Then blend the three colors with a paintbrush. Viola!
4.      Let the frame dry
5.      When it’s dry, attach the feather of your choosing.
6.      Spray the frame with 2 coats of acrylic paint sealer. Let it dry between coats.

There it is! You’ve made your own frame! If you want to make it extra special, add glitter like this chic artist did:

If you want to spruce up an already existing frame, flip it over, and use a hot glue gun to attach your favorite kind of feathers.

This crafty mama did black on black and it came out super chic!

Go crazy! Enjoy!

Feather Picture Frames

These last few weeks I’ve been having lots of company. My kids are running in and out of the house, other parents drop by; friends come to see ma… such an exciting time!
So obviously, my house gets inspected a lot. So while looking for redecorating ideas, I found the cutest feather frames!
They’re the perfect eye catcher – and can really complete a room.
I found this feathered frame on etsy. Simple, neutral colors accented by a blue, green, and brown peacock feather really will frame your family – or beloved pet, in a classy, refined setting. Also, perfect for black and white pictures!
Check it out:

Another refined frame, found on Pomegranate, uses pheasantfeathers that are hand placed. Yes, you read that right. Someone sat and attached these delicate feathers one by one. A great addition to any room! The bronze tone and color scheme means it works especially well with a wood-floored room. Or, if you really want the frame to pop, hang it on a brightly colored wall!

Not to be outdone, Barneys jumped on the trend to! This beautiful frame, found on Laura Day, really accentuate the feathers’ summer colors. Check out that red-pink on top of the subtle green-blue. Simply gorgeous!

How are you using feathers to spruce up your home? Let us know in the comments below!

D.I.Y Feathered Tablecloths

Ladies and Gentleman, it is time for another DIY!
I just can’t help myself. Those feathered tablecloths I posted about have been driving me crazy. I kept thinking, how can I use that in my daily life? How can I make that a little more casual?
You only get married once.
Well, some of us more than others.
But still, I want to throw birthdays, and dinner parties, and holiday meals on a feathered tablecloth. Who wouldn’t?
And then it hit me. Forget white; forget fancy.
Hello, feather trimmed fabric.

Check this one out:

And it’s so easy you can make one too!

1.      First, pick out a fabric. Choose something easily washable, so you don’t have to worry about spills and stains.
2.      Choose a feather trim. Make sure the colors blend well, and remember that you can make the trim yourself, or buy a pre-made one.
3.      Once you’ve chosen and cut your fabric, now comes the fun part. If you want to, you are welcome to sew the trim on by hand (or by machine). However, I bought myself some fabric glue and got to work. Spread the glue on the back of the ribbon and then press down with your fingers for about 5 seconds to seal the glue. I suggest doing small sections at a time. Just glue and pinch, glue and pinch, glue and pinch.
4.      Viola! You now have an amazing, handmade, completely original feather tablecloth. Bring on the fun!

Send us comments or pictures of your creations below! We always love hearing from you