DIY Chicken Feather Ornaments
Our chickens have been molting for several weeks, so we have our pick of pretty feathers. I saw some gorgeous dipped feather ornaments and realized we could make these easily ourselves using supplies we already have on hand.
First, we gathered some larger feathers from the coop and then washed them gently in warm water and set them out to dry. Once dry, we used craft glue with a sponge applicator to glide a thin layer of glue on both sides of the feathers at the top, and down a couple of inches. We didn’t want the entire feather to be covered, so we stopped about halfway down.
Hold each feather over a clean sheet of paper, and sprinkle with fine glitter. Tap to shake off excess. Once all the feathers are glittered, fold a crease in one edge of the paper to form a channel, and pour the remaining glitter back into its container.
Set out to dry, and then use baker’s twine to wrap the end of the quill a few time, tying firmly and forming a loop for hanging.