My Valentine's Day garland has hung over our living room curtains since February. Every couple months Brian pointed out that it was still there, but since I didn't have a replacement, I let it stay. Saturday, I finally retired the doilies in exchange for a this painted feather garland. It took half an hour to make, tops.
You will need:
First, paint designs on your feathers with your sharpie paint pens. You could use other paints too, but the sharpie paint pens were super easy to use. I stuck to dots and stripes, but here's some other inspiration:
Once your feathers are painted, cut the narrow ribbon a few inches larger than the length you'd like the finished garland to be.
Next, tie on your feathers, evenly spacing them. I had more blue feathers than duck feathers, so I used three blue feathers between the duck feathers, with about four inches between each feather.
Hang it up!
I like the bohemian feel of the feather garland, with the extra glam of gold and silver.
I added a few leftover feathers to my fall flower arrangements to tie it all together.
It feels Thanksgiving-ish to me. What do you think?
Labels: Crafts, create, DIY