Feather collection display craft idea. Wondering how to decorate with feathers for Fall? You might love this feather display 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.
Todays little feather collection display was a fun project to do. It was easy, rather quick and used strictly leftover materials. Now I can’t claim I came up with it. Displays like this have been all over Pinterest and I have a vague recollection of seeing a version like this in a Dutch Decor Magazine once. I just came up with how to do it with stuff that was already in my garage and craft room.
I used a piece of wood that is very close to a US 2×4. Which came in handy since this months 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 by very, very, very special occasions only. I prefer the crafty DIY projects over the carpenter DIY’s. Anyway if you want to see some serious building talents than check out this months 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 Used Making a Feather Display
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2×4 wood lumber (or use leftovers like I did)
wood glue any kind will do
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 in the desired length. I went with cutting my 2×4 into two pieces of about 15″.
Step 2 is decide what your top and front are going to be. In the top piece of wood drill holes. I went with three holes, starting with my smallest wood drill bit at the front and working my way up with bigger drill bits in three rows.
Step 3 is sand the pieces. Make sure the holes don’t fill up with saw dust.
Step 4. Glue the pieces together with wood glue and clamp them together for at least 30 minutes. Wipe away any spilling 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 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 candle light.
I just love how delicate feathers are. I crafted with feathers before when I made my JUJU hats knock-offs, and I have a feeling this will not be the last feather project you will see from me this year.