If you spend any time on Pinterest you might find yourself inspired to create something. Boho Style, and feather crafts, are very much in style right now. If you are not a seasoned crafter you might feel a little daunted though. So many craft tutorials call for you to have certain tools that you might not have laying around, or specialty paints. This might cause a novice DIYer to not even try a project that they think looks fun.
With my Paper Feather DIY you don’t have to have any special tools. You don’t even have to invest in fancy scrapbook paper. You probably have most if not all of the supplies around your own house!
This project is so simple that almost anyone can do it. If you are looking for a craft to do with your child anyone old enough to use scissors can make these paper feathers.
1. Old magazines or book text.
2. Gluestick (I love Elmers X-treme glue stick, but you can also use liquid glue if you have it on hand)
Find a solid or patterned image from a magazine that you like and pull it out. Or you can use some book text or a page from a dictionary.
Cut the image down into 2 rectangles of equal size and shape. (You may can get more than 2 out of your image. I got 6 out of mine. You just want to make sure it is an even number.)
Turn one image right side down, and put glue all over it. Lay your toothpick in the center of the short side of that rectangle. Apply glue to the wrong side of your second rectangle, and lay it on top of the first. Match the edges as best you can and press paper as tightly as you can around the toothpick.
You will then have a paper/toothpick sandwich kind of like this:
Trim your rectangle into a basic feather/leaf shape.
Using your scissors, make several cuts on either side of your leave shape. Always cut at a downward angle towards the bottom of your toothpick. Don’t worry if you cut little triangles out while fringing your feather. That just gives it a rougher, more feathered look.
Once your have fringed your feather to your liking, you are DONE!
You can now use your feather on a card, on a page in your scrapbook, as an element in your art journal, to decorate your planner page. The possibilities are endless!
Header Image from https://pixabay.com/en/magazine-colors-media-page-806073/
In-post images are my own.