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.
Here’s a little sneak peek at what you can expect to see from each of them…
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
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.
Fold the end of the paper over. Your feather will be about double this width.
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!
Keep the feather folded in half and cut in your feathers at an angle from the outside edge top tip of the feather down.
I actually cut one of my feathers from the folded edge out and it turned out to be one of my favorites!
That’s it! So simple.
Once you’ve got your feathers together, it’s time to incorporate them into your packaging…
There are so many great ways you can attach and use these fun DIY paper feathers.
Now, go! Go check out the awesome gift wrap ideas my girls are sharing on their blogs today!