Feather Easter Eggs

These DIY Feather Easter Eggs are a simple but elegant way to decorate Easter eggs!

 

I love Feathers. They’re pretty.

I love Easter.  Dresses, spring, Easter hats, chocolate.

So why not combine two things that work well together.

 

These DIY Feather Easter Eggs are a simple but elegant way to decorate Easter eggs!

 

I found some dyeable, reusable faux Easter eggs at Dollarama and knew I wanted to do something awesome with them.  I also picked up a more expensive carton from Michaels just out of curiosity – they are basically the same except the Dollarama carton is curved and the Michaels one lays flat. They are basically the same quality.

 

These DIY Feather Easter Eggs are a simple but elegant way to decorate Easter eggs!

 

I was wandering around the dollar store when I found these feathers and knew it was a perfect match for crafting spark.  You know.  That one project that leads you down a whole other path of great ideas.  Well sometimes there are some not so great ideas too but I’ll have to save those for a bloopers post at some point. Or maybe not. 

 

These DIY Feather Easter Eggs are a simple but elegant way to decorate Easter eggs!

 

So I brought my finds home and grabbed my Modge Podge out of the garage… and waited for it to thaw out. I no longer keep my Modge Podge in the garage.

The project basically involves pasting down the feather with modge podge and a small foam brush being careful about the direction of the feathers as I brushed it on. I applied a second coat after it dried.

 

These DIY Feather Easter Eggs are a simple but elegant way to decorate Easter eggs!

 

Tip of the day. When you are picking out feathers to use, choose smaller eggs, and above all make sure the quill is thin and small so that it lays flat against the egg. 

These DIY Feather Easter Eggs are a simple but elegant way to decorate Easter eggs!

12 thoughts on “Feather Easter Eggs

  1. These are the most beautiful eggs i have ever seen ! They couldn’t be more simpler and easy. I only hope and wish and pray that my dollar storeis ccarrying them. I’m in sort of a small town so no Michaels or Hobby lobby so wish me luck and thank you so very much for this beautiful and artistic idea. Happy Easter !

  2. These eggs are very unique. But as a member of PETA and the ASPCA, may I ask everyone for one thing? Please make sure that the stores you shop in carry only faux feathers, or feathers that are humanely harvested.

    Feather down pillows, beds, etc., and decorative feathers are mostly gathered from beautiful birds that are killed merely for their feathers. The circumstances around these harvests are brutal and entirely unnecessary with the abilities that we have available to us now.

    Simply ask the store managers where they get these items, and ask that they stock only humanely gathered feathers. Peacocks, guineas, ducks and all our feathered friends will really appreciate you for it!

  3. Hey From Texas! No worries about the feathers, folks. I raise chickens…well, I actually only have 6 hens. They molt every summer & fall. Beautiful feathers are everywhere in their chicken yard. The only one who suffers is me! I pick up every feather I can find that’s not covered in poop, or dirt. That means I’m the crazy lady out in the chicken yard in my bathrobe and coat hunting for feathers each morning (rain, cold, fog, wind, drizzle, sleet, heat, and maybe a snowflake or 2). So, find someone who raises chickens, and ask them if you can come by to gather some feathers. They’ll probably think you’re whacky, but who cares? You’ll have pretty feathers for great projects like this! Oh, and wear old shoes!!

  4. Just spotted these on Pinterest on one of those roundup posts, so had to drop by to say how much I love them and pin the original. Just gorgeous. Sx

  5. I love these eggs 🙂
    I also keep chickens and spend a couple minutes every day picking up pretty (and clean) feathers. And I’m pretty sure that the Dollarama manager has no idea where the feathers his store sells come from or if they’re humanely harvested. If you’re near someone with chickens, by all means ask to search for feathers. If not, go ahead and buy feathers at the dollar store, guilt-free. Many animals are killed for selfish human reasons but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have a good normal-ish life, nor that they died cruelly. They were raised for a purpose and served their purpose. There are bigger issues in the world than chickens being killed for their feathers.

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