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Friday, November 30, 2012

My Little Feather Tree


 Hello again from The French Hen's Nest.

I was visiting my friend Sandi at the Rose Chintz Cottage yesterday and she was showing off her beautiful feather tree.  She was even able to capture it in just the right light and it had a romantic pink hue.

Well I wanted that feather tree.  It was beautiful on the silver tray, with greenery and snowballs she made, sitting in front of the window at sunset. 



I know I am not supposed to covet my friends feather tree, but I did...for just a moment.  Then I decided that I would make my own feather tree!

I remembered that I had picked up white feather boas at the Dollar Tree and all I needed was a cone for a base.  I looked around and found a very large cardboard envelope, rolled it into a cone shape and trimmed the bottom straight.  You could use poster board for this.


My cone was 18" tall

I then gathered my supplies.  Four feather boas from the children's aisle at the Dollar Tree, my cone and my hot glue gun.





I started at the bottom so each layer would hang over the previous layer.  I put a dab of glue every 2" and made sure not to glue the feathers down, but keep them fluffy. 


Half way there!


I kept wrapping the boas around until I reached the top.  I had a few feathers that loosened from the boa so I glued those to the top.

And here is my feather tree!


 Regular Lighting

 Romantic Lighting



Isn't it beautiful?  I sure think so.  Thank you Sandi for inspiring me.
Now I need to cut my greenery and make the snowballs!

Thanks for visiting the French Hen's Nest.  Have a beautiful blessed day.

Linda


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24 comments:

  1. Your little feather tree is so pretty....what a great idea! Fabulous vignette too! Have a great weekend :o)
    ~Des

    PS. I am now following you too!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and for following us! Have a great weekend.

      Linda

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  2. Your tree is just lovely!! What a wonderful idea!!

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    1. And it was so easy! thanks for visiting the Nest and have a great weekend.

      Linda

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    1. Thank you for commenting and for visiting us. Have a great weekend!

      Linda

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  4. what a spiffy idea! I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging comment and for stopping by the Nest. Have a great weekend!

      Linda

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  5. Hi Linda,
    Your feather tree is fabulous! I'm glad you could make your own. I have been looking for a few more feather trees and I don't see them around this year so I may have to make my own too. Thank you for sharing this with my HOME and have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I have pink feather boas at home! Watch out!

      Linda

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  6. Pink feather trees? Ohh-la-la! That would be fabulous! Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this creative project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love all the different trees displayed!!

    Jody

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  8. Thank you Jody. Comments are so encouraging! See you on Friday at your party!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hen's Nest

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  9. Hi Linda,
    I love your feather tree tutorial! Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lisa

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  10. Thank you Lisa. I'm heading over to the Magnolia Cottage to see what you're doing!

    Linda

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  11. What a great idea, I love how your feather tree turned out so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

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  12. Thank you Leslie and for commenting. Aren't comments encouraging? Love your blog!!

    Linda

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  13. Very Pretty.
    Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now.
    I would love it if you linked up your feather tree.
    The link is http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas/

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  14. Awwww...Linda now I'm coveting! Well I'll just do like you did and make my own! lol I'm featuring you on Transformed Tuesday later tonight. Thanks so much for linking up! Hugs Peggy

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    1. Thank you Peggy! I am thrilled to be featured!

      Linda

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  15. Your feather tree is a ticklish delight. What a clever idea!

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    1. Thank you Ann! I have enjoyed exploring your blog so much!

      Have a wonderful Christmas!

      Linda

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  16. Love your feather tree...I made one a couple years ago but it didn't come out as well as yours!

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