For this project, you will need paper, scissors, thin wire and adhesive.
Can you draw a feather? Sure you can! I thought about providing a template, but they really are better freehanded so that each one is unique. Simply make a long leaf shape and add a wide stem.
Cut this out of two papers with the right sides facing out. Cut a length of wire just shorter than the length of your feather.
Using a generous amount of adhesive around the edge and down the center of the feather, sandwich the wire in the middle by placing the matching feather on top.
After the wire is securely between the two feather pieces, run your fingernail along either side of it to make a center stem in the feather.
Create detail notches with your scissors.
Give your feather some curl and you're all done. You can add a message with Tiny Text stickers if you want. These are great for bookmarks, gift tags, name cards and embellishments in fall displays.
I guess fall is coming because I have found myself back to school shopping. How about you, and are you surviving it?!?!
Here's how it's looking at the Comstock house....
Ethan, 16, Junior: He will be thee best dressed kid on the planet. Ethan is 6' 6" with a 29" waist so one can't just run to the mall and pick something up to fit. Eric has ordered everything online for him and is even having his shirts and pants tailored. It seems that my hubby still remembers the pain of highschool in pants that were too short and baggy. He will not allow Ethan to suffer the same fate.
Kate, 14, Freshman: Kate has been watching "hauls" on youtube. This is where cute teens show off all the clothing they just purchased via video. She has big expectations and I'm terrified of taking her out!
Abby, 11, Middleschooler: Abby has decided to transition from "tomboy" to "girly-girl". This is not a personality change mind you, but rather a comfort issue. She has decided that she can't stand to wear pants because she hates the wastebands. She will be sporting skorts (a girl can't do everything she needs to if she has to keep her skirt down all the time) and tops. I took her out today and it was actually fun... for the most part!
Jack, 8, Elementary: Jack reported that he would not be going out with me for back to school shopping. I asked what he would do for new clothes and he replied that I could just buy them for him to try on at home. I asked what he wanted and he said, "Nothing embarrasing." I'll try my best!