This is definitely one of my top favorite DIY projects! It is so easy and super cute.
I first saw this picture on Pinterest and fell in love....
I thought these would be SO cute for Ellie's indian party, so I got busy!
---Metallic gold craft paint. (I used Martha Stewart metallic paint in Golden Pearl, from Home Depot)
---big white craft feathers (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, and didn't care that they had black tips because they would just be covered in gold anyways)
---Gold craft glitter (I got mine at Michael's)
---any type of string (if you want to make it a feather garland)
First things first, I poured some of the paint into a plastic cup for easy dipping.
Dip the feather tip into the paint
I brushed off the excess paint from the back of the feather onto the cup rim to
make it not so goopy and thick.
Immediately sprinkle glitter on the freshly-dipped feather tip
Next, you'll want to put your feather somewhere to dry. I realized this step right after I dipped my first feather, so I grabbed what was closest to me. A garden hose! (I am sure you could find something a bit better..like a box with something on top of the feather stems to hold them) Make sure they are secure on/in something while they dry so they don't fall. And also make sure you have something underneath them to catch any drippings. Let dry over night.
Aren't they beautiful?!?! I think these would be cool bunched up in a vase, or 1 displayed on a bookshelf or something.
I decided to make a feather garland like my inspiration picture above. I just tied a line of string with 5 feathers, and hung it on my wall. I love how it turned out!
If you want to see how I used them for Ellie's 3rd birthday party,
check out the birthday post HERE