Rainy Weekend DIY: Gold Dipped Feather Mobile

I am so sorry guys; I know my posts have been few and far between, but I am completely worthless these days. Things have been so intense at work that by the time I make it home I have no inclination to do anything. I didn’t even check facebook last night! Hopefully I’ll be able to pull my act together this weekend long enough to do laundry and go grocery shopping, but anything other than that? Probably not. I hate when I feel like this, and sometimes, so I don’t feel like a complete loser, I come up with little projects for myself to do. Something that produces tangible results and can be done easily in one sitting. Something like this feather tutorial.

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Over the past six months, we’ve turned our second bedroom from a storage space to my office. Now that it’s finally cleared out I have lots and lots of wall space to fill, so I decided to create some of my own artwork. Gold dipped feathers seemed like the perfect thing to conjure magic when I’m feeling uninspired — and, in total, this project costs less than, say, a poster from Ikea.

To make your own you’ll need:
– 5 white turkey feathers
– Gold craft paint
– A jar or small cup
– An ice cube tray
– Gold glitter
– 1 spool embroidery floss
– 1 pants hanger
– White floral tape

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1. Pour some gold paint into a cup or jar. Dip the end of a feather into the paint, then immediately cover in glitter. Rest on an ice cube tray or, really, anything that will allow the feather to balance while it dries. Repeat for four remaining feathers. Allow to dry.

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2. Take the end of a feather and hold a piece of embroidery floss up against it. Secure the feather and floss together using floral tape. Continue with four remaining feathers, making each piece of embroidery floss a slightly different length.

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3. Tie each feather to the pants hanger.

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4. Hang somewhere visible. Have all house guests marvel at your artistic talents.

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Quick and easy, and probably something that we have to be hung waaaaaay out of the cat’s reach.

DIY from You Are My Fave, originally from Frock Files.

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.