By now you might have noticed how much I like to play with felt and wire, especially at Christmas time. Remember the angels, the cookies, the cinnamon sticks, or even the cameras from last year? Well, this year, it’s feathers. These ornaments are so easy and fun, I had to stop myself before I had enough of them to cover Big Bird.
These take few supplies. All you really need is felt, wire and some basic craft tools. And, of course, this pattern.
Cut five of the feathers from felt. That number is flexible – use more or less if you prefer. Cut a piece of wire 18” long.
Curve about 2” of the wire down and twist it around itself to create a loop for hanging. Stack three of the feathers. Lay the wire in the center with the loop at the top.
Stack the remaining two feathers on top. Pin down the center to hold the wire in place. Carefully zigzag stitch down the center, making sure to avoid stabbing your needle into the wire. Trust me, it will break if you do. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could hand stitch over the wire instead.
Angling your scissors down toward the bottom of the feather, make cuts about 1/4 – 3/8” wide all the way down the side. Don’t try to cut the wire in the center.
Repeat on the other side. Shake it to fluff it up a bit.
Curve the remaining wire at the bottom into a swirl. You could also twist is around a pencil.
That’s it! The beauty of having wire in the center is that you can either leave it straight…
…give it a slight curve…
…or give it a little twist back and forth.
Of course, you’re only limited on color to whatever you can find felt in. These days, that’s a pretty big pallet.
Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!