Peacock Feathers And Coffee Filter Wreath

November 17, 2010

Thank you for all the nice comments about the guest bathroom and also for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday.  Today I’m going to show you how I made the white wreath and the peacock feather wall hanging.

Let’s start with the peacock feathers.  I have always loved peacock feathers for their colors and shape.

I knew that they would be the perfect touch in my guest bathroom.  I wanted to hang them on the wall, but in a more unique way.  This was a super simple project.  Because this was hanging flat against the wall, I wanted it to be a little wider at the stems.  To accomplish this, I added a wooded dowel between each stem.  I used a small bit of E Z tak between each stem and dowel to keep everything in place.

Next I wrapped my stems with white floral tape.  Then I wrapped the whole thing again with white ribbon.  I used a piece of wired ribbon I had on hand.  I secured the ribbon in the back with a floral pin, much like a bridal bouquet.

Next for some fun.  I cut my two ribbons the same length and secured them together in the middle with a glue dot.  This way they won’t slide when you tie them together.  Then I simply tied them around the stems and added a metal washer I found on the work bench.

 

Inexpensive, cool “art” for the wall.

Now on to another inexpensive project.  I know that there are a lot of tutorials out there that explain this one, so I won’t go into great detail.  I used a straw wreath form and the largest coffee filters I could find.

I tried folding the filters a few different ways until I found the look I wanted.  Then I simply hot glued them onto the wreath.

This project took about one Hawaii 5-0 episode to complete.  Okay, maybe a little longer because it was a good episode and my attention kept getting diverted.

It looks like a bunch of fluffy carnations, don’t you think?

 

These projects cost less than $10 and took an evening to complete.  They add the perfect finishing touches to the guest bathroom.  Now at least one room in this house is ready for the holidays!

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