DIY Paper Feathers

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When I was young, I had aspirations…

I wanted to be an advertising executive, the President and well, I really wanted to work at the seasonal gift wrap booth in the mall.

Sadly, I never held any of these lofty positions. However, I do consider myself something of a gift wrap hobbyist.

Soooo….

Imagine my excitement at the opportunity to share in a fun giftwrap-a-palooza with my sweet friends At the Picket Fence, Finding Home, Maison de Pax and Thistlewood Farms!

Here’s a little sneak peek at what you can expect to see from each of them…

Great Gift Wrap

I typically use a traditional red and green theme when it comes to holiday wrapping, but this year I really wanted to do something a bit more trendy. I decided to incorporate some easy-to-make DIY paper feathers into the packaging on gifts I am giving my friends.

How to Make Paper Feathers

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You know what a big fan I am of simple projects. Honestly? These DIY paper feathers are so quick, it’s faster than adding a bow!

All you need to make these feathers is paper and scissors. I wanted a bit more glam feather and so I used a gold flecked cardstock and POW Glitter Paper  (one of my favorite crafting supplies in the whole world).

Take the sheet of paper and cut it down to the height you’d like your paper feather to be from tip to tip.

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Fold the end of the paper over. Your feather will be about double this width.

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Trim your feather out of the folded paper. There’s no science to this, don’t worry about perfection. It actually looks bit better if it’s not perfect!

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Keep the feather folded in half and cut in your feathers at an angle from the outside edge top tip of the feather down.

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I actually cut one of my feathers from the folded edge out and it turned out to be one of my favorites!

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That’s it! So simple.

Once you’ve got your feathers together, it’s time to incorporate them into your packaging…

DIY Paper Feathers via http://snapcreativity.com #giftwrap #papercraft #feathers

DIY Paper Feathers via http://snapcreativity.com #giftwrap #papercraft #feathers

There are so many great ways you can attach and use these fun DIY paper feathers.

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Now, go! Go check out the awesome gift wrap ideas my girls are sharing on their blogs today!

Great Gift Wrap IdeasMaison de Pax | Thistlewood Farms | Finding Home | At the Picket Fence

 

Comments

  1. I absolutely love this idea Tauni! A effect modern twist. I too love the one you cut on the fold. Thanks for sharing. Take care, Laura

    • Laura! I don’t talk to you enough. Really. I don’t talk to you enough and I wonder how you’re doing and what you’re doing…I mean beyond the blog. Hope you are well. xoxo Tauni

  2. LOVE the feathers! I like the modern/rustic look of them. They could be created with tons of different types of paper too. I think I’ll be making some of these to top the million other gifts I still need to wrap. lol

    Heather

    • Heather, you know just the thing to say! I have to admit that modern is a little out on a limb for me. I typically embrace trends about the time they’re no longer trendy. Love your guts! xoxo Tauni

  3. Seriously. Love.

    I think I’m making some to wear in my hair. :)

    Adore you.
    karianne

  4. Those are so fabulous, Tauni! I especially love that glittery one… Such an easy and creative idea. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel, Thanks so much for popping over and leaving a comment. I am usually pretty traditional, so the wrapping on these gifts was definitely a change for me! xoxo Tauni

  5. Super cute idea Tauni! LOVE these!! You can use these for so many different things!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Those are so pretty — I can’t wait to give them a try!

  7. I love these feathers! they are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

  8. Where did you get that lovely bag in the background? It almost looks like the bois pattern has been stamped?

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