Gorgeous Glitter Feather Ornaments

Kitty found glitter in the craft cupboard.

“Let’s make sparkly ornaments, Mom” she said.

Just then, Teddy came in with a white goose feather… and an idea was born.

 

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I have a stash of goose feathers that I brought out for us to use. What? Doesn’t everyone have a stash of goose feathers? Well, now you know you need one. In fact, a stash of everything is preferable. You never know when you’ll need something and it’s always best to have it on hand.

 

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We found some school glue and put down a sheet of craft paper to contain the glitter mess… yes, no matter how hard you try, glitter will get everywhere!

 

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We put glue on each feather with a paintbrush and then doused it with a liberal sprinkling of glitter.

A little shake and your pretty feather ornament is sparkly!

 

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After each feather had dried, we threaded a needle with thread and passed the thread through the tip of the quill to make a hanging loop to put our feathers on the Christmas tree.

But, they look so pretty loose too, so there are now a few in a white vase on the mantle looking very stylish indeed.

Isn’t Christmas fun!

Here are some other wonderful Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials that I think you’ll love too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Dream a Dream Catcher – a DIY Tutorial

Kitty has big plans for a room re-decoration. She wants to ‘cowboy’ it up… she’s into horses and cowboy boots. What a fun theme for an 11-year old’s room, don’t you think?

So, we are thinking of cool little additions to go with cowboys and horses… and still be girly and fun.

A dream catcher, of course!

 

 

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Lace Dream Catcher :: DIY Tutoiral

 

We made a gorgeous lacy dream catcher with wooden beads, ribbons and white feathers.

 

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Materials :

a crocheted lace doily (from a craft store)

a wooden embroidery hoop, 12 inches in diameter (from a craft store)

white goose feathers (from a craft store)

wood beads (from a craft store)

ribbon and cotton string (from a craft store)

a hot glue gun

 

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We used our hot glue gun to attach the lace doily to the  embroidery hoop, sticking the fabric all around the inside of the hoop.

 

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We tied long strands of ribbon and cotton string to the bottom third of the hoop.

 

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We used our hot glue gun to stick the quill of the feathers to the cotton string strands.

 

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We threaded the wooden beads onto the remaining ribbons and cotton strands, letting them hang at varying, random lengths.

 

 

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Voila… didn’t we make a wonderfully magical dream catcher?

 

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And then we looked up the significance of dream catchers. They are a lovely tradition from Native American dream lore. They are intended to protect a sleeping person from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams slip through the holes of the dream catcher and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams get caught up in the web and expire when the first rays of the sun strike them. Isn’t that lovely!

We also made a colorful rainbow dream catcher for Teddy’s room a few years ago. You can follow our DIY tutorial here. It is a little different.

 

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Sleep well, beautiful dreamers.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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