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By Myst from IN
Use colored feathers for your Easter centerpieces. Feathers and eggs go great with Easter. Check out the wreath I made.
By Barb from Summerhill, Pa.
A super easy craft using only 2 feathers.
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A week or so ago someone gave a suggestion on a few ways to use the long feather boas from the craft stores. Could you please submit those ideas again?
By Dottie from Dansville, NY
If you have a little girl, sew to some tulle for a playtime ballerina tutu. Glue a strip to a headband. Glue a strand around the edge of a table. I done this with a cheap circular table from walmart ($5).
Line a picture frame to match. Look at the photo ( of course chose your own colors ). You can wrap them around a can for pencil/drawing utensil holder. Weave around a curtain rod with a matching curtain. Customize that princess' room!
I have peacock feathers and I would like to cover Styrofoam balls to make Xmas tree ornaments, but I am not sure how to? Any suggestions?
By Elaine E.
Perhaps you could cover the ball first in a cool fabric, then use hot glue or small needles to place the feathers in.
Or you could 'paint' the ball with white glue (dries clear) then roll the ball in a pile of the feathers. That way you get coverage and stick. Then you could go back once that has dried and 'varnish' with more white glue to get the feathers to completely conform to the balls rounded shape, and add shine-the colours in the feathers would be sparkly against the tree lights if coated lightly with a clear drying glue.
Neat project, if it works out, please post pics!
I am making feather barrettes. I need to make some denim very stiff, today. I am hoping to make homemade starch for this part. Any suggestions for making a strong starch?
I'm also wondering (other then dipping the edges of feathers into bleach) how to make multicolored feathers for free?
For stiffening denim: Not knowing how you are using the denim, you might try painting the wrong side with a light coat of Elmer's Glue. Maybe iron on interfacing could work as it comes in many weights.
For the feathers, have you thought of using liquid Rit dye? Acrylic paint like Cerama Coat?
Go to Joanne Fabric Store or Fabricland and ask them for the special iron on backing that does this, I can't remember the name of the product but I know it is available.
I am looking for directions to decorate Russian thistles with pheasant feathers. Thanks.
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Here is a photo of another wreath that I took the other day in a vet's office, where I was applying for a job. I am so impressed that something so beautiful can be made from discards.
Source: Eastwood Animal Clinic, Birmingham, AL