- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2010
Before we had even gotten engaged, I had fallen in love with the romantic look feathers give to an event. So, once we began planning the wedding, I began looking for ways to incorporate them into our event. I will have them lining the aisle at the church, in my bouquet, on my fascinator and in our flower girls’ dresses. In looking for more feather related ideas, I found feather wreaths…perfect for hanging on the side walls of our church! Now, I could have taken the easy (and expensive) way out and bought them pre-made, but I decided I had enough time (it took me about 1 week, with help from Future Mother-In-Law, to finish one wreath…I worked on it about 1 hour/night) and would like to save the money, so I’m making them myself!
Start out with a straw wreath…about $3-$4 at Michaels
I recommend taking the pastic wrap off outside…the straw sheds A LOT!
Next lay down some newspaper on your work surface…for me the floor! Put the wreath on the newspaper and start inserting the feathers of your choice. I found mine at http://www.smileyme.com/bulk_goose_feathers_craft_feathers_wholesale_feathers_coquille.asp
a 1/4 lb bag is $19.95 and will make 2 wreaths. The wreath is wrapped with clear fishing line, which holds the straw in, but also gives a great template for inserting the feathers.
Here are a few more views of it 3/4 of the way complete
And now the finished product…
And this is where I plan on hanging them in the church…
They will be hung on the wooden arches…at the point where they are attached to the wall and at the same level as the sconces.
11 more to go!