feather wreath tutorial


here’s a quick little tut for you guys. i’ve had this wreath since our first christmas and i am still loving it! its simple and gaudy at the same time – so fun!

supplies:
grapevine wreath
feather boa (the big fluffy kind, not the wimpy marabou kind)
glue gun

lay your wreath out flat on some newspaper (in case the glue drips). going about 4 to 6 inches at a time, squirt some glue on the wreath and begin carefully laying the boa on top. you’re going to wrap the boa around the wreath 2 times, so start wrapping toward the middle first.

continue working your way around, gluing and gently pressing the boa into the glue, until you’ve wrapped the boa around twice. be careful – you only need a little glue for this. you’ll probably burn your self and glue a bunch of feathers to your fingers. don’t say i didn’t warn you. when you’ve wrapped the boa around twice, cut the rest of the boa off and glue the end down.


voila! you’re done! now find a great spot to set or hang your wreath. i put mine in front of a mirror this year, hung by a ribbon that is tacked to the back.


here are some more great wreaths for some holiday inspiration:

fur wreath
at the nesting place
fabric scrap wreath at lindamade
tinsel wreath at bling
dry cleaner’s wreath at vintage glam

-lindsey

Comments

  1. 1

    thanks for the tutorial. looks like something i could actually handle :o)

  2. 2
    Sara@ Butterville says:

    Oh thank you crafty queen! I am going to do this.

  3. 3

    i did one just like this for my party this weekend (just posted pics)… i added ornaments too! soo cute :)

  4. 4
    M comme...Maman (entre autres!) says:

    That is beautiful!! Really… Thanks for the tutorial!

    I love your work! Very inspiring! ;-)

  5. 5

    I love it…now I’m gonna make it!

    It would be a great Christmas gift too. :)

  6. 6

    thanks so much! i've been waiting for this one! i almost bought a styrofoam wreath & boas today and thought hmmm….maybe i'll wait to check what lindsey does :) going to make a few for gifts.
    thanks!!!

  7. 7
    asnipofgoodness says:

    I love this feather wreath!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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