Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kraft Paper Feathers DIY

I love a huge arrangement in the middle of a table but it's not always easy to get fresh flowers AND they can be expensive.  For my annual New Year's Eve party I decided to update my paper feather project from The Big Ass Book of Crafts.  This time instead of leaving them plain, I painted the ends with a beautiful Americana Multi-Surface Metallic Gold.  They look even better than the original project and the best part is that I never have to change the water!
Careful with your candle placement! 
I love how they pick up the light.
Watch the video tutorial!
Kraft paper
White glue
18 gage (or similar) wire
Wire cutters
 Cut several wire pieces about 25" to 28" long
Cut several sheets of kraft paper 22" x 12"
Slightly water down the white glue so it's easy to spread
Paint it on half of the kraft paper
Sandwich the wire inside of the kraft paper
 Cut into a feather shape
Paint the ends in metallic gold
Roll a 12" x 6" sheet of kraft paper into a thin tube
Cut the sides of the feather at an angle 
Glue the paper tube over the wire and let dry
*You can use hot glue for this if you want 
 Add shiny Christmas bulbs to your table. 
Paint a basic glass vase to match your table.

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