Feather collection display craft idea. Wondering how to decorate with feathers for fall? Found some feathers and looking for ideas on how to display a collection of feathers? You might love this DIY feather holder idea. Made with leftover materials it is a quick, easy and fun way to display a collection of pretty feathers.
Can you believe summer is approaching its end?
Nah, me neither. But the signs are all there:
I have returned from summer vacation…
Work appointments are filling up my calendar…
I am starting to crave warm apple pie and hot chocolate…
I’ve spotted the first mum plants…
And I found myself doing a little fall decor project…
Yup, there is no denying it, Fall is just around the corner.
And now the first pinecones and darker browns have sneaked into my decor! Really what more can I say.
This feather holder is a fun way to display a small collection of feathers. It makes for a nice decorative feather display that can be changed quickly and easily.
How to Make a Make a Feather Holder
Today’s little feather collection display was a fun project to do. It was easy, rather quick, and used strictly leftover materials. I came up with a way how to make it with stuff that was already in my garage and craft room. I am sure that with a little creativity you will have all you need too.
I used a piece of wood that is very close to a US 2×4. Which came in handy since this month’s DIY challenge was to built something with 2x4s. Some of the ladies really went to town and built beautiful pieces of furniture. I am that kind of builder for very, very, very special occasions only. I prefer crafty DIY projects over carpenter DIYs. Anyway if you want to see some serious building talents then check out this month’s projects of my fellow challenger takers.
Want to know the steps to build your own feather display?
Good, here is how to build your own feather display to show off your collection of beautiful feathers.
Supplies and Steps for Making a Feather Display
2×4 wood lumber (or use leftovers like I did)
wood stain in your preferred color (I used a color called Wenge, which is close to dark walnut)
chipboard craft letters. I had some plain white ones I found in my scrapbooking stash.
Step 1 is to cut your wood pieces to the desired length. I went with cutting my 2×4 into two pieces of about 15″.
Step 2 is to decide what your top and front are going to be. In the top piece of wood drill holes. I went with three rows of holes in varying sizes. I started with my smallest wood drill bit at the front and working my way up with bigger drill bits in three rows evenly spaced.
Step 3 is to sand the pieces. Make sure the holes don’t fill up with sawdust.
Step 4. Glue the pieces together with wood glue and clamp them together for at least 30 minutes. Wipe away any spilled glue.
Step 5. Stain your display unit in any color you like.
Step 6. Add embellishments. I used some plain white chipboard letters I had laying around but you can follow your own crafty heart here.
And now play with your feathers and style your little display any way you like.
I did several DIY feather craft projects in the past. I love decorating with flowers. An all-time favorite is when I made my JUJU hats knock-offs, those feather wreaths are still going strong. I also still love my feather boho wall hanging, which was so easy to make. A very easy project was when I wrapped a feather boa around a straw wreath and turned it into the focal point of my spring mantel. I have a feeling this will not be the last feather project you will see from me.
I used my little feather collection display as the kick start to my fall decorating. Adding in other darker brown colors and of course some real candlelight. I continued my fall decor in the bedroom, go check out how I decorate my bedroom for fall!
Please remember to pin this project to Pinterest so you can come back to it later (and make a blogger happy!)
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.