I have had a lot to celebrate lately
I turned 50 in the summer and I feel no older than 30 (on my good days)
I threw a big garden party and so many people that are dear to me showed up to celebrate with me
My blog is over 10 years old and I still love hanging out with you guys
Two snugly cats and their human came to live with me
My nephew got married and the sun shone on them the whole day (may it shine on him and his bride their whole life)
I sang in two choir concerts and I didn’t trip going on and off the stage
And this is just off the top of my head.
Life is good, even if it isn’t alway easy. Gloomy days of Fall are getting to me and I already miss the bright and cheerful days of summer. Deadlines, dreaded projects and endless to-do’s are always looming in the shadows. And too often there is that feeling of not being good enough, not being productive enough, not being creative enough.
But than I try to remember all that I have to be grateful for and I retreat into my craft room for a little -burn my finger tips- glue gun fun and all seems better and doable again.
My latest little glue gun action resulted in this fun feather wall hanging that I think has a nice little tribal, coastal, bohemian vibe to it.
I am sure you have seen with feather wall hangings before. They are quite the thing at the moment and I love that you can’t go wrong with a project like this. Just a few supplies are all that you need to create this eye catching wall hanging. I only bought the strung feathers for this project. The rest was in my decor or craft stash. The luckiest find was that little centerpiece. It came from a thrifted beaded belt that I bought eons ago and forgot about completely. I couldn’t find my capriz discs so I had to go through ever nook and cranny of my craft space to locate them and in the process came across this thrift store belt. Lucky find.
I have seen many variations of this tribal feather wall hangings already. Some use big shells, some a lot of tiny ones and I have even seen ones that are just feathers and a doily (loving that look too). But I decided to use what I had on hand and go with that.
The steps are very easy and I am sure you can figure it out all by yourself. But this is how I did it.
How to create a feather wall hanging in a couple of easy steps
Step 1: Cut a cardboard circle. I used a breakfast plate as a template.
Step 2: With your hot glue gun glue two circles of strung feathers to the outer edge of the cardboard. I pleated the first layer to add a bit of volume and then simply glued the inner circle beneath it.
Step 3: Add inner layers of capriz discs, shells in various sizes or beads in a pattern that you like. Just try a few options and once you are sure you like it, glue it all on with the hot glue.
Step 4: Finish it all off with some center piece. This could be a anything that will work, like a large shell, a wooden disc, a tiny doily, or a buckle form a belt like I used.
Step 5: Add a hook to the back. I taped a bit of string with some duck tape in a loop and that works just perfectly.
Supplies to make your own boho feather wall hanging
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This project is my entry for this months DIY challenge. Next month we DIY challengers will go into full on DIY Holiday decorating mode, so this is the last general home decor DIY challenge of the year. I loved being part of this creative challenge. It really often was the creative kick in the butt that I needed to get some of my ideas out of my head and into reality. My head is already filling up with holiday craft ideas so stick around for those to come soon.
In the mean time check out the other wall projects my fellow DIY challenge takers did this month. You will be amazed and inspired!
My latest bohemian feather wall hanging pairs wonderfully with that other feather wreath I made years ago. My big old feather JUJU hat knockoff is hanging on the other side of the room and the two feather wreaths play very well together. I might pair them up soon. But for now this new wreath deserves her own time in the spotlight.
Stay warm and snuggle lots, dear ladies. See you soon!