Dec 6, 2012

Cheap and Easy Crafts: Feather Ornament DIY

It's a new feature on le blogge: Cheap and Easy (crafts).  These may not all really even be verifiable crafts per se, think of them more like cute ideas that are super easy to execute.  Yes, that's it.

You may recall the giant bag of feathers I got from Consumer Crafts.  This was my evil plan and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  I have made these clear ornaments with a wide variety of innards for the past so many years.  They're endlessly fun.  Almost anything looks good in these, just add a bow and a little tag and voila!  Instant gifty!

Here's what you need:
Glass ornaments
Hampton Art 'be happy' stamp OR pen to write
Ranger Archival ink
Hole punch

Here's what you do:
Stamp or write 'be happy' on cardstock
Cut cardstock into tag and punch hole in top left corner
Remove ornament cap
Shove gently place feathers into glass ornament, the more the merrier...ho, ho, ho
Replace ornament cap
Attach tag to ornament cap with pretty ribbon
Add hanger
Hang on tree (or place in a jaunty snowflake gift bag for a friend or relative)

Here's what happens:
Sip some egg nog and marvel at how cheap and easy that was.  Craft, rinse, repeat.  Squee.

Did you get a copy of my new book yet?  You should, it's really, really good! AND Did you enter my contest to win $150.00 in free craft supplies AND hop around for more crafty prize opportunities?


Carolyn Dube said...

What fun ornaments! How could you not be happy looking at these!

Margot Potter said...

I was so happy with how they turned out. Silly simple, but super fun!


chicandfrog said...

These are perfect not only for Christmas! Thank for the idea!


Margot Potter said...

You are most welcome!


Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story said...

that is a great idea.

Lindy @ Veni Vidi Scrappy said...

How clever and the bright colors. TFS

Margot Potter said...

Thank you both Vidya and Lindy! Have a craftacular day!


Jean said...

love these!!! Every since the movie Gypsy, I have had a thing for FEATHERS!

Lana said...

They look so cute! I'm dying to make these.

ashley said...

I have everything I need to make this! I'm so excited :)

Margot Potter said...

Me too, Jean! ;)


Margot Potter said...

They're super fun, Lana!


Margot Potter said...

I'm excited for you, Ashley! Hooray!

We added these to a tiny tree with some pastel colored candy canes and they look super cute.


Jodi S said...

love the bright colors would be awesome to see a whole tree decorated like this :)

Margot Potter said...

That would be awesome wouldn't it? I put them on a mini-tree with some Jelly Belly candy canes and tinsel, but a whole big tree with these colors would be even better!


Georgina @ Craftulate said...

Just featured this in my feathers roundup!