These feathers are quick and easy to make, and the color options are almost endless. Make these to cover a tree or add on to the top of a gift!
$1 to $25
Other Parties and Celebrations
You Will Need...
- craft wire
- Feather Template Free Printable
Step by Step Instructions
Using the pattern, cut out five feathers from the felt in various colors. Cut a piece of wire 18″ long.
About 2″ from one end, bend the wire down over itself. Twist it a few times to make a loop. Stack three feathers, then lay the wire in the center with the loop just above the top.
Add the remaining two feathers on top of the wire. Pin to hold the wire in place. Using a zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, carefully stitch down the center over the wire. If you’re uncomfortable with a sewing machine or are concerned about hitting the wire with the needle, you can sew it by hand.
Starting at the top, cut slits at angle all the way down the side. Each cut should be about 1/4 to 3/8″ apart. Be sure not to cut all the way to the wire in the center.
Repeat down the opposite side. Pick the feather up and shake it to fluff the layers apart a bit.
Using needle nosed pliers, curve the remaining wire at the bottom into a swirl. Another option would be to curl it around a pencil.
Once the feather is complete, you can leave the wire straight, give it a slight curve or give it more of an S shape. All that’s left is to hang them on the tree!