Feathers are the kind of crafting tool that are easy to become totally obsessed with because there are so many different colours and kinds to choose from. Of course, the best feathered crafts are the ones that are made with synthetic or cruelty-free feathers. They can make home decor look whimsical, add some texture to wall art, or give your outfit an extra flair of style.
Check out these 15 adorable feathered crafts that will be right up your alley.
1. Gold dipped feathers
Ryan, Michelle, and Elli Mae suggest dipping feathers into gold paint and glitter to they look glitzy and glamorous. Make this technique the entire craft by putting a handful of these in a case or do this first and them use those feathers for other feathered crafts!
2. Feathered clips for shoes or scarves
By Wilma shows you how to create simple feathers clips using clip-on earrings. Use those clips to jazz up all kinds of things! Clip them to your shoes, a scarf, or a purse.
3. Feathered garland
Sometimes the feathers are the point of the craft, so the project is pretty easy! In this feather garland by How Did You make This?, for example, the whole point is just to enjoy the feathers in all their glory. All you have to do is attach the ends to a string or ribbon and hang them up!
4. Feathered hair accessories
Pearls and Scissors walks you through the process of making your own hair feathers! These are perfect to wear with a “Boho chic” type look and they’ll look especially natural and whimsical in the summer.
5. Fall feather wreath
Welcome wreaths to hang on your door are great for any season, and they’re also great DIY projects because you can make them out of practically anything! Check out how Let’s Go Sunning made this beautiful autumn wreath out of feathers and grapevine using a glue gun.
6. Coloured feathered pens
Do you have a pen pal that you write and mail actual letters to? How cool would it be to give them a gift like a feathered pen that you have the match to? Check out how to make these on Design Sponge.
7. Feathered twig planter
Sometimes your room just needs a little bit of nature! Make a simple outdoorsy craft by placing simple twigs in a tin or vase, but try jazzing them up by gluing feathers to the tips or tiny branches. Oh Dear! shows you how it’s done.
8. Feathered felt hat
Do you have a plain felt hat or sun hat that you never wear anymore? Fine and Feathered suggests giving it a new lease on life by using feathers to modernize the look, but with a slightly rustic feel.
9. Fuzzy feathered skirt
The Fat and Skinny on Fashion shows you how to make a fun, fuzzy feathered skirt using a basic skirt that you already own and a length of feathered trim. layer strips of the trim all the way down the skirt, sewing them at the top as you go.
10. Feathered chain necklace
Transient Expression guides you through the process of attaching jewelry rings to the ends of feathers and linking those through the links in a chain necklace. Feathered necklaces add a natural aesthetic to any outfit.
11. Hanging feather mobile
Hanging mobiles are good for more than just baby nurseries! They’re also decorative and relaxing to look at in your sun room or on the verandah. We particular like how they look when feathers are involved, so they can flutter delicately in the summer breeze! Check out how DIY Confessions made this mobile.
12. Colour coordinated feathered gel pens
Do you have a friend who loves writing and drawing with coloured pens? Their birthday is the perfect time to gift them an extra special set of pens that are just as creative and colourful as their art! See the guide on Idle Wife to learn how to wrap the pen and feather in such a pretty way.
13. Feather headband fascinator
Feathered fascinators are a vintage accessory that will never look outdated! We love how classic the idea is, regardless of what kind of feather you choose or whether you accent the feather with other things, like ribbons and rhinestones. Intimate Weddings shows you how to make this version, which attaches to a headband for easy wear.
14. Leather feather necklace
Do you love feather-themed things even when they’re not made of actual feathers? Then this leather feather necklace by Handmade Charlotte is the perfect DIY jewelry project for you! We love that it looks a little edgier than most feather crafts, while still incorporating what you love.
15. Feather and washi tape wall art
Perhaps you have a gorgeous feather collection fill with feathers of all different sizes and colours? Try creating wall art by choosing a frame with a blank board, a lank canvas, or a nice pin board and sticking the tips of your feather collection to it using pretty washi tape in any colour or pattern you like. Check out how Fawn and Feather made this wall art!
Do you know someone who absolutely adores feathers no matter what they’re on? Share this post with them to encourage them to get a little crafty!