What? Winter? But it’s not even Halloween yet! Believe me, I’m as confused as you are. I don’t know why I’m already doing winter crafts, I don’t even like winter that much. Autumn is my favorite season. But I couldn’t get this feather wreath idea out of my head so, since Winter isn’t THAT far away, I decided to make it.
I started out by cutting foam pipe insulation down to about 50 inches. You can get this stuff at Home depot for a little over $1 in the plumbing section. I decided to get two since the price was so good, I’m bound to make another wreath soon.
Then I duct taped the ends together. This stuff might kink a little, and it might scare you, but if you play around with it a little you’ll get a nice wreath shape. UPDATE: I found a good blog post on how to avoid the kink at Gail Made.
I had a couple of ideas for this wreath, I didn’t know if I wanted a dense solid white feather wreath or if I wanted red fabric peeking underneath a loosely wrapped feather boa. So I decided to test the red fabric idea.
After deciding I didn’t want the red, I went right to work on the dense white wreath. I started out by wrapping a little more than four 3″ x 45″ strips around the wreath, overlapping them slightly until the whole thing was covered. I taped the ends down on my wreath, since I plan on stripping it down another year to make a new wreath, but if you want yours to be more permanent than hot glue it.
Then I wrapped three feather boas around my wreath. I got these at Hancock Fabrics, and at 40% off they were still a little more than I would have liked to spend (around $15 total). But I do LOVE the way they look. I love the bigger feathers vs the little down feathers many boas have, and the sparkle strands. I also secured these with tape, but hot glue would be more permanent.
I’ll have to agree. It’s basically solid glitter, and it’s really easy to do. Just throw it on some cardboard (outside, of course) and spray it down in sweeping motions, and BAM insta-glitter snowflakes.
After letting them dry for a day, I hung them on my wreath at varying heights with invisible thread (which can be found at the fabric store). I drew this super high quality picture for you to demonstrate what I found to be the easiest method for hanging these things.
I decided my mom was right when she said a white wreath doesn’t look good on a white door (and every door in the house is white), so I hung it up on the beige wall. To do this I took down a mirror to make room, and to use the screws, for a frame I found in the garage. Then I tied a cute blue polka dotted ribbon around the wreath and the frame and tied a bow. I thought about hanging it over the mirror, but the mirror frame clashed with my ribbon of choice. Even though a mirrored background would have been really cute, I LOVE the exposed wire of this frame.
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