DIY Feather Bouquet

Today I’m sharing how to achieve a feather bouquet with just a few materials and a couple hours of free time.

What you’ll need:

  • At least 2 packages of craft feathers
  • Bouquet holder with round styrofoam top
  • 24 gauge wire
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Pliers and wire cutters
  • Bling additions (optional)
Estimated cost: $26

Directions:

*Note:  If you’d like the handle of your bouquet decorated, I would start with that.  The feathers will be kind of hard to work around once they’re all in place.

  1. To begin, insert feathers into the bottom part of the bouquet holder. Once you’ve got the bottom all filled in, set your project off to the side.  I set mine in a glass while I worked on the remaining steps.1 
  2. To make the feather blooms, hot glue two feathers so that they face each other (save your fingertips, let the glue cool a couple seconds first).  Once the glue has dried, wrap wire around the bottom of the feathers.2

    Continue to add feathers (approximately 6-8 more) using hot glue until you get something resembling a blooming flower, and once the glue dries, wrap a little wire around the bottom to help hold it all together.

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  3. To add some bling to the bloom, simply put some hot glue in the middle of the bloom, stick the bling into the glue, and hold it until it dries.5

    Note:  If you think bloom is looking a little sparse, just add a few more feathers until it’s fuller.

  4. Next, take your bloom and push it straight into the styrofoam and fill in around the bloom with feathers covering the styrofoam.
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  6. Continue steps 2-4 until you create the desired number of blooms (I did five), and fill your bouquet in until it’s nice and full.*Note:  I used a little hot glue for the feathers that didn’t readily push into the styrofoam.8
  7. Sit back and enjoy all your hard work!

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5 Comments
  1. Hi, this feather bouquet is lovely! I think I will build on this idea and make a feathered ‘flower’ hair barrette.

  2. I am going with feathers instead of flowers for my wedding this summer, and I’m making a couple bouquets similar to yours. But I don’t know what kind of feathers to use. My theme is peacock, and I have a lot of peacock feathers already, but I need filler feathers. What should I buy? Thanks!

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