Feather Garland DIY

After spotting these gorgeous feathers a couple of weeks back in my local fabric shop I knew I had to have them! I’m a little bit obsessed with making garlands (so much quicker and more fun than proper bunting I think) so a feather garland seemed like the perfect thing for me to make!

Feather garland DIY

This DIY is really really quick to make, I think the thing that took me the longest was threading the needle!

For this you will need:

Feathers

Bakers Twine

Needle (Use a large one such as a darning needle, bakers twine is thick)

Something to hang your feather garland with. I used washi tape as it’s easy to move around and …err… I love washi tape.

Measure out how long you want your garland to be and cut your bakers twine appropriately. Near one end tie a knot, this is where your first feather will go. Thread your needle with the bakers twine and then ‘sew’ through your feather. Be a bit careful here as they can split.

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Move your feather along to where your knot is and then tie another knot the other side of your feather. This is to stop the feathers sliding down the bakers twine once you have hung your feather garland on your wall.

feather garland tutorial

Repeat this along the length of your bakers twine, spacing out your feathers. I would recommend ensuring that they are all facing the same direction so that they will hand nicely against your wall.

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Done! Attach your lovely new feather garland to your wall using washi tape or similar. At the moment this is hanging above some pictures in my hallway which I love but it may make its way into my daughters room when she moves in there? Who knows! Either way I think it looks great.

Do let me know if you make this and if you could tweet me a picture that would be even better, I’d love to see it!

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29 Comments

  1. These look absolutely gorgeous. And I had no idea you could buy feathers! Our two love them, so I really need to find a good local fabric shop….

    • 24th February 2014 / 8:34 pm

      Failing that there’s always Wilkinsons for multi coloured kids craft ones 🙂

  2. 24th February 2014 / 9:57 am

    Oooh lovely idea, looks great! X

  3. 24th February 2014 / 10:26 am

    This is such a cute idea! So lovely and so simple! Have a feeling I may have to try this! X

  4. 24th February 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Really pretty, yet simple enough for a crafting idiot like me to do!

    • 24th February 2014 / 8:32 pm

      You know I’m a fan of simple stuff, life is too short!

  5. 26th February 2014 / 10:51 am

    Absolutely love these and will definitely be giving them a go. I do a post called Friday Treasures, it’s my round up of great articles I have found in the week. Would love to include this one. Linking back to you, of course.

    • 26th February 2014 / 10:57 am

      Thank you! That would be lovely, you’re most welcome to link it 🙂

  6. 3rd March 2014 / 10:10 pm

    They are such pretty feathers and what a great idea – I’ll be looking out for some lovely feathers now!

  7. 3rd March 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Wow this looks so pretty! I am a complete novice crafty person but I am going to try this, as it looks like something I could do. X

  8. 3rd March 2014 / 10:41 pm

    love this, so very simple but looks really great

  9. 4th March 2014 / 10:02 am

    I totally need those feathers now!! They look so wonderful I feel I have to touch them. It is lovely to make something with them so that they can be appreciated rather than stashed away in a craft box.

  10. 4th March 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Ohhh they would make a fantastic cat toy!
    I can almost picture my two going round and round in attempt to catch it

  11. 4th March 2014 / 2:12 pm

    I love this, if only I were crafty, but I daren’t ever try anything out as the arts and crafts gene totally passed me by 🙁

  12. 4th March 2014 / 11:49 pm

    So simple. I like the idea of making something like this for my daughter’s bedroom when we decorate it, but she has such a liking for playing with feathers I don’t think it would last very long.

  13. 5th March 2014 / 11:24 pm

    These look really cool – I owuld never have thought of feather garlands before! 🙂

  14. 10th March 2014 / 11:43 am

    This is so simple but really lovely. I’m a bit obsessed with all the spring pastels around at the moment and am imagining this in some muted pastels and how gorgeous that would be… will be keeping my eye open for feathers 🙂

  15. Anthea
    11th March 2014 / 11:12 am

    This is so pretty! I’d love to make it but I think my vat may love it a bit too much too… 😉 #pintorials

    • Anthea
      11th March 2014 / 11:13 am

      my vat? I meant my cat obviously… *sigh*

      • 11th March 2014 / 8:18 pm

        I feel your pain, all my comments at the mo have typos in them….

  16. 13th March 2014 / 7:53 pm

    How beautiful!
    I’ll definitely have to give this a try, my place needs a bit more decor. Hehe.

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

  17. 30th April 2014 / 2:28 pm

    What a clever idea! I love the way this looks too! Did you make it for an event or just cause?? Either way it’s darling! Thank you for linking it up with us!
    xx Caitlin

    • 30th April 2014 / 6:53 pm

      Just because I apparently have too much time on my hands 😉

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