time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
hazards : feather fluff floating feverywhere
would i do it again? : yes!
my heart skipped a beat when i saw these feather ball ornaments at west elm. they're so flouncy and happy-looking, aren't they?
i have to admit i almost bought them. ALMOST. but then i realized...it was just some sort of ball base, feathers, and ribbon! how hard could they be to replicate??
i raided lil' archer's craft supplies and among the giant beads, pipe cleaners, and foam stickers, i found what i was looking for: a giant bag of white feathers!
i rounded up the rest of the necessities:
there's not much to it! i glued the ric rac on first:
...then i glued on all the feathers! i started at the bottom, working my way up. as i got the upper layers on, they covered the tops of the lower feathers.
obviously, mine didn't turn out all fancy and flouncy and orderly like west elm's version...but i kind of like my puffball ornament better!
because they were free?? who can say...
curious about the felt garland??
have any of you used feathers in your holiday decorating?
please share in the comments!