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21 Feather Crafts And DIYs – You Will Want To Make

I have curated some of the best feather crafts and DIYs around. Some of which use real feathers in crafts and DIYs. Others are tutorials for creating faux feathers from denim, paper and leather materials.

I’ve always found feathers fascinating. I still get excited when I see a beautiful bird feather on my walks. I think the symbolism of flight and freedom is one of the appeals of feathers.

Birds moult feathers regularly; that’s why you often see them on the ground. Depending on the species, birds may shed all their worn or damaged feathers. This is to make way for fresh new plumage.

Also, there is nothing like them in nature; they come in many beautiful colours and patterns. Especially the feathers of tropical birds, peacocks and ostriches. These beautiful ornate feathers have been used as decoration and ornamentation for centuries.

You can find some incredible vintage illustrations of feathers on Pictureboxblue that would look great framed in any wall gallery. Feathers have been a big inspiration for me with my home decoration.

I have a few feather crafts in my own home. These include the framed map feather artwork on the wall and a feather lampshade in my dining room. These and many more are detailed below.

Hopefully, you will find a fun feather craft from the following collection to inspire you. Before you start, ensure your craft room is stocked with these craft essentials.

The best feather crafts and DIYs

Fun Feather Crafts And DIYs

Favourite Feather Crafts

It’s hard to pick a favourite feather craft, but I love homemade feathers from fabric scraps or paper. They can then be used as wall hangings in a garland, table decorations, or even present toppers.

Tassels are another fun thing to make out of scraps of paper. I’ve made both repurposed denim tassels and upcycled sweater felt tassels.

Old Badminton shuttlecocks are a good source of feathers; check out these shuttlecock craft ideas.

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Tuesday 7th of July 2020

I have always wondered what the deal is with feathers. I know they are popular and I find them pretty, but never understood the symbolism. Free and flight, what a beautiful concept that I am glad to know. I will always look at them different now. Thank you, and your collection is beautiful.

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Thank you, yes feathers are lovely themes do use for crafts for there symbolism.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

I definitely pinned this one for future inspiration. Such beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing with us each week at #HomeMattersParty

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

Thank you, there is just something about feathers, they are so appealing.


Sunday 14th of June 2020

My kids are obsessed with feathers and craft and this post is right up their valley! I love the gorgeous feather Christmas trees - how beautiful are they?

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post. Feathers are fun to make from both fabric and paper.


Sunday 14th of June 2020

Lots of creative ideas. We live on a lake with lots of driftwood that just begs to become something to display. - Margy

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Thank you. Driftwood is so beautiful to craft with. I think this would look great on the right piece of driftwood.