Welcome to July’s 12 months of DIY challenge! In case this is your very first visit here I’ll fill you in on what 12 months of DIY is. Each month I join in with 11 awesome Canadian blogging friends, we DIY something spectacular using one material.
Here is what we’ve done so far.
January – Mason Jars – Farmhouse light
February – Fabric – Blanket with pom poms
March – Wood – wood sliced art
April – Thrift Store – roll n’ go travel bag
May – Mod Podge – beginners art
June – Spray Paint – secret garden gate from an antique crib
And for July we are using felt!
I wanted to get my craft on for this month’s project, a little bit different than my usual DIY. I’m pretty much obsessed with both feathers and garland… so this project seemed like a great idea and I’m so happy with how this adorable felt feather garland has turned out!
Our sponsor this month, The Kunin Group Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt has very generously donated the felt you will be seeing in all of our DIY projects! This thick high quality 8 oz felt is made from recycled plastic bottles… that is just awesome! You can see what my very creative friends have made at this end of this feather garland DIY tutorial, now on to how I made this feather garland… using felt.
Materials you will need
Two different coloured felt sheets – (I used 2 – 12″ x 17″ white and 2 – 12″ x 17″grey felt sheets to make all of the feathers)
Sharp (comfortable) scissors
Glue gun and glue sticks
Twine or string of your choice (I used bakers twine from ikea) and embroidery thread
Hand drawn feather template(s) – (I used 4 different shaped feathers)
1 Draw an outline/template of any feather shape(s) that you may like on to white paper, I used some shapes that I saw on line as a guide. (In total I used 4 different shapes)
2 Cut the template feathers out of the paper, use that as a guide to cut your felt into rectangular pieces.
3 Lay your template onto the felt rectangles and cut the feather shapes out of the felt. I alternated the 4 shapes for a total of 32 grey feathers and repeated that for a total of 32 white feathers. It’s a lot of cutting, make sure to use comfy scissors.
4 Group all of your like feathers together, keeping the grey and the white in separate piles, but group same shapes together.
5 Take one group at a time, leave the grey feathers whole and cut the white feathers down the center.
6 Run a thin line of hot glue down each side of the grey feather and stick one half of the white on either side. Repeat until all of your grey feathers have white halves glued on.
**Attach the individual feathers on to your selected twine… I used embroidery thread attached to each feather and wrapped that around the bakers twine and secured that with a dot of hot glue. I wanted the feathers to move in the wind.**
There you have it, so easy…
I love that it can hang anywhere… in my studio.
Or in a gorgeous back yard…
So much fun!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY felt project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!
From the top left, they are:
I sure hope you’ve gathered some inspiration from all of these awesome projects made with felt!? I most definitely will use this material again, thanks once again, The Kunin Group Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt I really enjoyed using your quality felt product!
Peace and blue skies,
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by, The Kunin Group Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt. As always, all of the opinions here are my very own and I only recommend companies that I love and use myself.