Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter Fun Blog Walk and Winter White Paper Feathers



Welcome to the first annual Winter Fun Blog Walk
We have five Blogs participating and we are so excited to share our fun posts with you.
Linda from Two Succulent Sisters is sharing her Paper feather Crafts
Debi from Adorned From Above has 5  Fun Hot Chocolate Recipes for you
Myrna and Joye from The Busy Bees are sharing 8 Warm You Up Meals in Bowls
Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures is sharing 6 Winter Sewing Projects

Kathy from Life at Lakeshore Drive is sharing her wonderful Winter Wonderland Wreath
 
WINTER WHITE PAPER FEATHERS
I’ve made paper feathers before – its seems like I make them every year in the winter. They are so much fun! Here is what I did last year with the paper feathers – a blog post called Feather Fun.










So this year I wanted to do white paper feathers and see how much fun that would be.
First you take your pretty papers. I had some lightish looking papers – they weren’t pure white – but I knew I’d be giving them a spritz of white paint anyway so they needn’t be pure white.
Feather paper
Cut out some feather shapes, two at a time. Put glue (my favorite is Fabri Tac)on all over one side of the paper.
Fabri tac glue
and put the chenille stem (pipe cleaner) down the middle of the paper and it will be hanging out the end which is fine because I use that like a stem to put the “feathers” in a vase.
pipe cleaners 
Put the matching paper on top of everything and press down firmly all around the feather shape.
glue
Make little slanted slits on one side of the “feather”.
cut strips 
Then cut the other side, too.
paper white feathers
Now it’s beginning to look a little more like a feather, isn’t it?
I then “feather” the paper feathers and try to pull out the sliced paper a little so it looks a bit more natural.
I then sprayed them a little bit with white spray paint and sprinkled them with glitter. So there is the winter white faux feather!
pretty feathers
feathers white
Then I had to do something with them so I found this really pretty pink glass canning jar and filled it with some floral vase filler (little plastic beads).
I had the dried hydrangeas on my Christmas tree and thought I could do something with them so I sprayed some white and sprinkled them with glitter, too.
hydrangeas feathers
I didn’t spray them solid white. I sort of dusted them with spray paint.
vignette for feathers

paper featherss

downy feathers

vignette for feathers

arrangements
sparkly hydrangeas
Hope you all enjoyed this post about paper feathers. They are great fun to make and would make a great kid’s craft, too.
If you like these fun feathers, Pin them. Thanks.
Best wishes,
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Hi there and WELCOME! So happy that you came by to visit.
I'm Linda. Though my sister and I started this blog, right now I’m the blogger person.We have a super creative family (my nephew even makes cabin furniture) and I try to log it all right here on Two Succulent Sisters. I'm so HAPPY you stopped in and would love to have you join our community by subscribing via email or RSS feed.
I’m so looking forward to having you join me on my quest to learn new things!!!
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18 comments:

  1. Pretty! Paper feathers are on my list of things, I have the supplies, now to make them...

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    1. all you need is some paper - any color, shape, etc and then when you cut it into a feather shape and make the slices it turns into a feather. The person's brain looking at it sees "feather". That's what art is all about. Thanks for commenting, Gloria.

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  2. Oh, how pretty, Linda! Thank you for a wonderful idea! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  3. Hi Linda,
    Great presentation, and tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
    The Busy Bee's.

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  4. Hi Linda,
    I love the paper feathers. They are so pretty. This is a great tutorial.
    Debi

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  5. Linda...cute paper feathers! Thank you for sharing your tips on making them!

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    1. I really like making them, too. It's fun to see what colored papers will look like in a feather shape. :) Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Linda, that is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the feathers, and the pretty color. The hop has been so much fun. Can't wait to do it again.

    Kathy

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    1. wow. Would love to have you come back next week, Kathy. Thanks for linking. Linda

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  7. Stopped back again, and pinned them for you! :)

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  8. Linda you paper feathers are so pretty. Love the idea.

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  9. Hi I found you on the Blog hop. Now following you. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. have a great week. :) Please check out my new Weekly Goals Blog hop. You can find it here. http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup.html#more Would love it if you would link up with me.

    Lenetta

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  10. I've been wanting to make some like these for a long time. Pinning!

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  11. Linda, thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I love it! I hope you are having a wonderful week.

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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