I was perusing pinterest the other day, and came across a photo of paper feathers. When I followed the link, it was a dead end. So I decided to whip my own up, and while I was at it, make a paper feather tutorial for you too!
Paper Feather Tutorial
As always, let’s gather the materials. You don’t need very many for this.
- pair of scissors
- 2 old book pages (I keep some for crafting purposes) or other paper you would like to use
- pipe cleaner/chenille stem
First, rip off a small strip of paper. This is to cover the stem. I brushed glue on the bottom of the pipe cleaner, but you could just squeeze some on too.
Twist the paper on tightly. If it doesn’t reach all the way down, you could add a piece of paper, or just snip that end off.
Lay your pipe cleaner on one paper, lining up the part you just covered with the edge of the paper. Spread glue all over the paper, and the pipe cleaner.
Place the other piece of paper on top and press down, smoothing out any bubbles.
I pinched the pipe cleaner, and then ran my finger down each side, making sure the paper was tight around it. Don’t worry about any pipe cleaner sticking out the top. You will trim it later.
Let it dry.
Once it is dry, you can draw the shape of a feather on, or just wing it (ha. get it? WIng it!).
Cut it out.
Take your scissors and make small angled cuts down to the stem. Repeat for other side.
I then went over it again, at slightly a different angle, catching some of the pieces.
That is it! Becuase the pipe cleaner is in there, you can bend them any way you want.
Or keep them straight.
I think they look great in a vase, but would also be perfect for hats and recycled apparel.
What would you use these for?