DIY : Coloured Feather Gift Decorations

diy gift decoration coloured feathers


These feather gift decorations are quick to make with coloured feathers (that you can find where you buy craft supplies) and some curling ribbon or string. They are a fun way to dress up a present and depending on what colours you choose, will suit any occasion.

I've been making these for years now after I picked up a couple of bags of coloured feathers way back when, to make the thank you cards after our wedding. I had some feathers left over and stored them with the gift wrapping supplies. One thing lead to another and presto ... Feather Gift Decorations were born.

coloured crafting feathers


diy feather gift decoration


handmade feather gift decoration


gift wrapping diy feather gift decoration


Basically, all you do is gather a few feathers together, tie some ribbon or string tightly around their stems, and curl the ribbon or tie a bow. Note: These might not be suitable for very little children as the feathers can easily be pulled out since they're not glued in.

You can match the decoration to the gift wrap you're using or to the gift that's inside.

gift wrap coordinating with gift using feather


simple gift wrapping with a feather


Or go monochrome ...

diy feather gift decorations


They are reusable and if made with string they are crushable (aka mailable) too.

diy gift decoration with feathers


Here's a tip for when you give a bottle of something special as a gift to someone hosting a party -- remember to attach a gift-tag to it, because inevitably when you go to a party your gift of a bottle won't be the only one received and there is no way a host will remember who brought what at the end of the evening, unless you attach a note.

And while you're attaching that gift-tag, why not put a feather on it? (For a laugh -> Portandia - Put a Bird on It)

diy feather gift bag decoration


making a gift decoration with feathers


And extending into real life :

This gift below was for my friend Andrea for her birthday in February. See the post about her fun robot-themed party here ...

easy diy gift decoration using feathers


easy gift wrap with diy feather decoration


andrea opening present


And the crocheted flower gift was for my friend Julie.

j with crocheted flower


Here she is wearing it shortly after unwrapping it during this double date we had with her and her man Guy.

The yellow present with the party hat wrapping paper contains something I made for their daughter, with the yarn I bought during here shopping trip. I'll show you what it is next week.

Thanks for checking out my post. Let me know if you make a feather decoration for a gift you give to someone.
xo loulou
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5 Responses to DIY : Coloured Feather Gift Decorations

  1. Vix says:

    I love these, so pretty and easily reusable too. xxx

  2. Julie says:

    such a great idea, and it looks pretty easy for even the fairly uncrafty! Plus- bonus cat toy when you’re done with it. ;) And I love that photo of me wearing the red flower!

  3. Victoria says:

    Such a nice tip and it really makes the gift wrapping stand out. thanks for sharing :)

  4. Hollie says:

    so cute and festive!

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