From summer piñatas to DIY advent calendars to artist Easter baskets, Em B. is so good at getting into the spirit of a season. Lucky for us, this Hallmark designer is ready with a so-on-trend tribute to fall. Grab your PSL (or don’t) and get ready.
As fall kicks in and everything turns pumpkin flavored, it’s always fun to give the home a little fall flair. I’m always on the search for a new “something” that feels a little more unique.
What did I find this fall? Painted feathers! Feathers are very affordable and can be found at most craft stores. With a little paint and time, feathers can become one-of-a-kind little pieces of art for your home. And painting feathers is also a fun project to do with some friends.
It’s easier than you think, and faster than it looks!
What you’ll need:
- Feathers—any size, any color. (Neutrals are always a nice place to start.)
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Metallic paint markers (optional)
What to do:
Paint those feathers! Let your imagination guide you.
Tip: For a watercolor effect, add water to the paint. The thinned-out paint will spread over the feather easily. It’s great way to create a base color or to let the natural feather patterns show through.
What you can do with you newly painted feathers:
- Use them as place settings on your table
- Place them in old bottles for shelf or accent table décor
- Attach them to invites for a dinner party
- Add them to your floral centerpiece
Photography by Jake Johnson.
Let us know how you use your painted feathers! Tag us on Instagram @think.make.share.