Greet guests with a feather-embellished grapevine wreath. Yarn, wire, and liquid starch are all you need to make these faux feathers. Then get creative and start feathering your nest, gifts, and more with this versatile DIY feather technique.
What You Need
- 18-gauge green cloth-covered florist's wire
- Wire cutters
- Glue stick
- Acrylic yarn (we used taupe, gray, aqua, seafoam green, light tan, and dark tan)
- Liquid starch
- Disposable rimmed plate
- Plastic wrap
- 1⁄8 yard tan linen
- 18-inch-diameter grapevine wreath
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- 18-inch length of ribbon
Make the Feathers
To Make the Wreath
Cut a 9-inch-long piece of 18-gauge green cloth-covered florist's wire.
Trim feather edges as desired, cutting a few of the yarn ties shorter for a realistic look.
Make the accent flower: Cut a 3x42-inch strip from linen. Cut 1-3⁄4-inch-deep fringe spaced 1⁄2-inch apart along one long edge of the linen. Roll one short end of the linen strip tightly; securing with hot glue as you roll. Continue rolling and gluing the strip to make the accent.
Glue feathers and accent flower to wreath. Tie ribbon around top of
wreath for a hanging loop.