Before the weather turned cold, I removed the vinyl numbers and painted my front door this gorgeous gray color.
But, my door is plain now. I needed some décor. And, something new! I saw a gorgeous black feather wreath, but you know the drill… it was more than I wanted to spend. Boo!
I thought that I could create my own using feather boas. Yeah! Well, guess what. I figured I would need 4 feather boas for an 18” wreath. They haven’t been on sale and the gray, black and white ones have been gone every time I went to the store. I figured I would need to remember this next summer for next Halloween.
I also figured that unless I went back to the store over and over with a 40% off coupon hoping they would have feather boas, it would cost me almost as much to make one as it would to buy one. Then came problem #2. Finding a premade wreath I liked.
Picky, picky, I know!
I was down a random aisle in the craft store the other day and saw bags and bags of beautiful feathers. ding! ding! ding! They are $1.99 a bag and on sale for 30% off! Their selection is beautiful and there was this gorgeous “rain” color. Too late for my Halloween wreath, I bought 5 bags of rain and 5 bags of white feathers. Tough choice! I chose to make the rain colored wreath first. I will make the white one for winter.
Add feathers using glue gun. I ended up putting my feathers closer together than I thought. I also picked out the feathers that are smaller that 2 – 2 1/2” in length. That meant that I needed to go get 3 more bags of feathers. I could have only used 2 more, but wanted a full wreath.
I will probably use the smaller feathers on a small wreath and use it in my bathroom or entryway mirror.
Make a modern, flat bow (download instructions below).
Add bow to wreath and add ribbon loop to hang wreath with.
Want to make your own? Download these instructions:
And watch this segment from Good Things Utah: (posted here soon)
It also looks pretty on the inside of the door…