I first discovered handmade paper feathers when I was looking for some simple Fall decor ideas. I was on a mission to decorate with what I had, but I wanted a totally different look. I found my inspiration at the Craftberry Bush ~ along with an amazingly simple paper feather tutorial.
Of course you could use your paper type of choice, but I grabbed some gray cardstock from my scrapbooking stash.
As explained in the tutorial linked above, I roughly sketched out some feather shapes and cut them out. Do NOT worry about perfection. You can do this!
As you can see, I doubled up my paper and cut two out at once. It sort of sped up the process a bit.
Then, using the sharpest scissors in the house, I clipped the edges into “feathers” and then gently curled them around a pencil to make them curve up a bit.
Using a bit of white acrylic craft paint, I randomly painted the edges, and even did one polka dotted…
Finally, (although it wasn’t in the original tutorial) I glued some bamboo skewers on the back, just to help them stand up better.
I put a few in an old lantern in the living room:
and on the Buffet arrangement:
I’ve been seeing feathers popping up in decor everywhere these days. And now with just 4 simple steps, you can make yourself some great trendy decor!
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The look of the feathers can be changed by the color of the paper (I like book pages, too!). Wouldn’t this be a fun thing for the Thanksgiving table…or even the Christmas tree?! (Hmm…that gives me an idea…)