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Feather Wreath

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The finished wreath

An interesting way to display natural feathers. We live near a river which has a gaggle of geese living on the bank so collecting feathers was reasonably quick, we've added some more decorative pheasant feathers. You could make this with dyed feathers bought from a craft store.
Younger children can help collect the feathers and make the wreath, they are especially helpful holding the bunches of feathers before attaching.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: 5-10, Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials


The finished wreath

Lots of feathers, the size of your wreath can be adapted based on the number of feathers you have
Bendy branch or wire hoop
Florist wire

Method


The finished wreath

Start by making your frame: bend your branch, or wire, into a circle shape. You may be able to get the branch to hold shape by twisting it round itself, if not secure with a piece of wire.


The finished wreath

Put your feathers into small groups, you could start with a long feather and then put smaller ones in front. Play around until you're happy with the look.


Attach the groups of feathers to the frame

Start attaching the groups of feathers to the frame with a piece of florist wire about 20cm long. I preferred following the shape of the frame with the longest feather but you may like to have them sticking out!


Attach the groups of feathers to the frame

Stand back from time to time to make sure you're happy with the shape.
When it's finished hang it in pride of place - ours is on the back of the front door.

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