Just in time for the Christmas tree ornament season I finally managed to take the finished pics of the decorative feather balls that I made back in May.
You can display them on a platter or a tray or hot glue/staple (with a staple gun) a twine to them to make them into an ornament.
All you need to make these are;
Feathers (I think they were around $2 at Michaels), Styrofoam balls again from Michaels (~$2.99 after 50% off coupon), and a glue gun.
Start by gluing the base of the feathers to the ball one at a time. Then work your way up to the top of the feather.
You might have to hold down the feather for a few seconds so that it wraps around the ball well.
Once the ball is fully covered you are all set.
Just be very careful while hot gluing. I burnt my fingers quite a bit.
You could also stack them in a clear cylindrical vase or mix different colors and sizes.
Wasn’t that an easy project?
Update: Here’s where they ended up in the home.
so cute and fuzzy! I’m miserable with hot glue though. I always burn myself.
🙁 feel for you. My hands were pretty bad after this. Thanks Palak.
Very simple and cute project. The feather balls look really beautiful. Need to check out where I get these in Bangalore. I feel keeping it in clear cylindrical vase will be a better idea.
Thanks Sreekala. I did try the clear cylindrical vase. But the only one that I have is a tall one. Sadly the balls were filling up just over half the vase and looked pretty empty. So had to move to plan B.