I love Feathers. They’re pretty.
I love Easter. Dresses, spring, Easter hats, chocolate.
So why not combine two things that work well together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
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Friday 27th of March 2020
So simple so spectacular!
Sunday 7th of April 2019
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.
Wednesday 25th of May 2022
@Jaclyn, Anyone old enough to remember “Lucky Rabbit’s Feet” that were sold everywhere to put on key rings? Many would argue they weren’t so lucky for the rabbits and there’s a reason why they’re no longer sold. If you can’t find feathers in nature, find some images online, resize them, then print them out on tissue paper. Adhere the tissue paper to the eggs using your favorite glue. Easy Peasy and no birds were harmed making these lovely eggs!
Thursday 26th of April 2018
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
Thursday 15th of March 2018
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
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!!