This wall decoration was made out of paint samples, some string and a wooden stick. Although this project took me a few hours to make (as I had to cut and tape every individual leaf), I think it's definitely worth it!
First choose a colour theme. I decided to go for a blue/purple theme. Feel free to choose pink, red, yellow, green or any colour you can imagine!
Cut out the shape of a basic feather and use that as a guideline for the next feather. Cut out two rectangles from your paint samples.
Cut along the guide lines of your 'example feather'. Don't worry about the letters on the rectangle because once all the leaves are hanging together, the letters aren't even noticeable anymore (I apologise for the bad lighting but it was getting dark). Once you have cut out all the leaves, fold them in half (lengthwise) and cut small lines to make your feathers look more realistic.
Once I cut out enough feathers, I decided to divide them into three separate piles (light coloured, a bit darker coloured and very dark coloured).
I decided to follow this design. Don't worry if it doesn't look exactly right because you will have to tie a knot along the top of the stick which will make it very hard for you to make an estimate of how long the string should actually be. I also decided to colourcode my feathers from light to dark starting from the top (the shortest string is 30 cm, the middle thread is 35 cm and the longest thread is 40 cm long).
Use sellotape to stick the leaves to the string. Make the stick is facing the downwards so that you won't have troubles trying to keep all the feathers facing the same direction.
Tie a knot along the top so that the decoration can be admired!
Hi, my name is Charlotte and welcome to my blog! I'm 17 years old, I love music, travel and photography. Next year I'll be moving into my own little room for university so life is just to about to get a little bit crazier.