I love this time of year, and decking the halls with lots of pretty Christmas touches. There’s nothing better than a few simple handmade additions each year, like these pretty Book Page Paper Feathers with Gold Glitter.
This month for our #12MonthsofDIY challenge we’re working with paper -check out the other 11 projects from my friends at the end of the post. I decided to use paper book pages to make these gorgeous feathers. They’re really simple to make.
I made a pretty little garland with my book page paper feathers, and also used a few with a little holiday nest. These would be really cute as a gift topper too, or as ornaments on a Christmas tree.
- old books
- glue stick
To Make Book Page Paper Feathers:
- Rip a few pages out of an old book, and glue two pages together with a wire down the centre on the in-between the pages.
- Cut the paper into a feather shape, with the wire as the centre of the feather.
- Cut out a few notches in the feather, and then cut the feather like a fringe with narrow strips, and on a slight angle like a real feather. The wire ensures that you can’t cut too far, and makes this step much easier than without a wire.
- Add some glitter to the tips of the feather, and after it dries ruffle up the fringe slightly to give the feather some dimension.
I love the look of these pretty little feathers, all dressed up for the holidays with a little glitter.
With Book Page Paper Feathers, life really is a party!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY PAPER project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are: