Monday, November 7, 2011

Feather Christmas Ornaments!

An Awesome Gift and Inexpensive Gift!


Like it? Make it, or buy it HERE.

I found a set of 6 clear ornaments on sale at Michael's the other day and figured I'd try to make something unique and cute. This is what I came up with:


They're super cute and really easy. Oh, and they only require a few inexpensive materials to make!

What you need:


- Clear, empty ornaments
- feathers (I used large inexpensive white ones and accented them with smaller more expensive teal feathers).
- a long stick (I used a wooden skewer)
- White ribbon

Directions:

Step 1: Open ornaments by removing top metal piece.


Step 2: Add first accent feather (teal feather). Bunch up white larger feather so that it is bent in several places. Push feather into ornament carefully as not to disturb accent feather. add another accent feather, clearing away a small place for it against the glass using stick or skewer. Add another white feather. Continue until there are evenly spaced accent feathers against glass and the inner white feathers are dense enough to keep accent feathers in place.



Step 3: Top with another accent feather and snap metal piece back into place.

Step 4: Cut Ribbon (I cut mine about 10-12 inches long and trimmed once bow was tied and I was happy with length). Tie knot in ribbon so that there is an equal length of ribbon on both sides. Make sure the knot is low enough to give room to hang ornament. Tie bow onto metal piece of ornament topper.


Step 5: Give it as a gift, hang it on your tree, or use it to decorate however you choose!





Like it? Make it, or buy it HERE.


12 comments:

  1. Wow, clever (and gorgeous!) DIY! Loving the teal feathers :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Erin from BloggingBuddies :)
    http://labellaironia.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks Erin! Following you as well! =)

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  3. These are stunning! I'd love it if you'd add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-party-what-we-wore-and-made_29.html I'm hoping to do an ornament round up soon.

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  4. This is a fantastic idea! The first I've seen done with feathers. I hope you don't mind, I included a photo and link to this post on my blog. Love your post! I'm a new follower :-)

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  5. Thanks so much for the comment Alterdelenda! I have started following you as well =)

    -AlishaMichelle

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  6. Did you buy the feathers at Micheal's too? They are gorgeous :)

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  7. Hi Tracey. I actually got the feathers from Hobby Lobby. We just got one in Southern California, thank goodness! =)

    -AlishaMichelle

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  8. LOVE this idea!! I have some clear ornaments at home and feathers too! I'm going to make this tonight and blog about it this week! I will be sure to credit your post as my source of inspiration!!!

    Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  9. Nice idea..!! You have made nice ornaments with feathers.. I liked it...

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  10. Love this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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