Hello makers! Now that the weather is warming up here in sunny Arizona, we have been going on lots of hikes and enjoying nature while we can (summers here are too hot for hikes). One of our favorite things to do while on hike is look for good sticks. Most times we use them as walking sticks, but this time my daughter and I thought it would be fun to use the sticks to create artwork for her room. So today I am going to show you how I made this DIY Feather Wall Hanging!
So pretty right? To make your own, you will need the following supplies and tools:
- colored card stock or scrapbook paper (I prefer the double sided)
- wooden beads
- hole punch
- Spellbinders Platinum 6
- Birds of a Feather Steel Rule Die
First thing you want to do is use your Platinum 6 and feather die to cut your feathers out of card stock and felt. Using your scissors, cut the felt and paper to the size of your die, so it easily fits into the Platinum 6. Layer the plates according to the Platinum 6 directions and feed the die and paper/felt through to cut your feathers.
The Platinum 6 does such a great job of cutting through the thick felt and paper… just look!
Once your feathers are complete (I used 9 for this project, but you can use more or less), set them aside. Get your jute, sticks and wooden beads ready. Line up your two sticks, one above the other with about a foot in between. Starting with the stick on the bottom, tie the end of the jute in a knot around it. Bring the jute up to the top stick, tying a couple of wooden beads along the way. Now tie a knot around the top stick.
Now we are going to create a place to hang the feather wall hanging from, so give the jute some slack and tie a knot around the other end of the top stick.
Bring the jute back down to the bottom stick, tying wooden beads along the way, and secure with a knot around the bottom stick. Cut any excess jute with your scissors.
Now we are ready to hang the feathers! Hole punch your feathers and tie jute to them at different lengths. Then tie the ends to the bottom stick.
The Platinum 6 made the feather making process so quick and easy! I really love this machine. No batteries, no need for an outlet to plug it in, and folds up nice and compact for storage. Plus, it makes crafting so easy and project ideas are endless.
I added one of my handmade signs to the center of the wall hanging once I hung it up. I absolutely love the finished project and so does my daughter!
Do you ever use a little nature in your crafts or artwork? I think I am going to do it more often!
Have a great weekend, friends!
If you liked this project, check out my Felt Succulent Wreath using Spellbinders Platinum 6! There’s also a video in this post so that you can get a better idea of how the machine works.
Spellbinders provided me with the Platinum 6 and steel rule dies, but all crafts/projects/and opinions are 100% my own and I only share things I know my readers will love too!