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:
- Narrow ribbon
- Feathers (I used these blue feathers and these duck feathers from Wholeport.com)
- Gold and Silver Metallic Sharpie paint pens, or other paints
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?