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
*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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Note: If you think bloom is looking a little sparse, just add a few more feathers until it’s fuller.
- Next, take your bloom and push it straight into the styrofoam and fill in around the bloom with feathers covering the styrofoam.
- 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.
- Sit back and enjoy all your hard work!
I love this bouquet!
Thank you Maribel! It was a lot of fun to create.
Hi, this feather bouquet is lovely! I think I will build on this idea and make a feathered ‘flower’ hair barrette.
Thank you Krystal! Your idea sounds wonderful!
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!