Monday, November 19, 2012

How To Make A Feather Tree

I have always loved those Christmas feather trees, however I do not like the price!  I'm going to show you how you can make one by shopping for your supplies at the Dollar store.  Dollar store of my choice is always Dollar Tree.
 
I actually had everything I needed in my craft stash because I tend to pick up things that sometimes I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.  I bought the styrofoam cones from the Dollar Tree.  Whenever I find styrofoam shapes at the Dollar Tree I pick them up because they are so dang expensive at a craft store.  The feathers came from Hobby Lobby.  I don't know if they have feathers at Dollar Tree, I've never checked.  But really this were on sale and I didn't use them all plus I had gotten them for a completely different project so it's sort of like they came from the dollar store, don't ya think?!   I had originally planned to cover a lampshade with feathers, but soon nixed that idea.  I had picked up 3 packs.  They were priced at $1.99 each, but I got them when they were on sale for $1.59.  I only used 1-1/2 packs to make three trees.  I had also bought the snowflake picks at the Dollar Tree.  I already had Mod Podge, as any good crafter does.
 
 

 
 Using a sponge brush I applied Mod Podge to the cone starting at the base.  Just start sticking the feathers on, overlapping each row, until the entire cone is covered.  The feathers are different sizes.  I used the tiny ones to cover the top of the cone.
 I just pushed the snowflake pick down the center of the cone.  It was the perfect length.

I couldn't stop with just one.  Since I had three cones I made three feather trees.  I even had a couple of glass candlestick holders from the Dollar Store.  The taller middle holder I had picked up at a garage sale over the summer.
 
 I just love the way they turned out.

Thanks for visiting.



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34 comments:

  1. Great trees, have to make some! Thanks for leaving me some love on my blog, thought I would return the favour! Have a great week!

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  2. I saw those foam picks at Dollar Tree and I liked them but had no idea what to do with them. Good idea! Thank you for following me and I am now following you back from sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I had bought those picks last season and never did anything with them until now.

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  3. Sweet, Laurie!! What a simple, fun project for pennies! Thanks for the great tutorial - and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    xoxo laurie

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

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  4. Laurie, great project and inspiration! Thank you for your visit today! I am your new follower.

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    1. Hi Maria. Thank you for visiting and following.

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  5. So pretty! What a fun project! Visiting from Debbiedoo's newbie party!

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  6. Hi Laurie! Thanks for linking up for WW and for the follow:)) I'm now your newest follower. Dollar store crafts are the best! Love your tree :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Paula. I know......I LOVE the Dollar store!

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  7. So cute!!! I am stopping by to invite you to our Christmas party/giveaway beginning tomorrow at midnight:http://www.redheadcandecorate.com/christmas-party.html
    Hope you can make it Laurie! ~ Julie

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    1. Julie, Thanks for visiting. I will definitely be joining your party, thanks for the invite.

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    2. Thank you Laurie... I love how you buy things when you have no idea what you are going to use them for. I do the same thing!! It's that creative gene speaking to us. Your trees are so pretty. I just love them! Going to pin them, and feature them on my FB page right now :) Have a beautiful Sunday, and thank you for coming over :)

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    3. Thanks so much for featuring my trees on you fb page.

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  8. Aren't your feather trees beautiful--so snowy and white and festive!

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  9. Oh these are just too cute for words. Not sure if they have feathers either at the dollar tree, but now I will look. I have never seen the cone shaped styrofoam either, but now I will look for that too:) Thanks for sharing your creative dollar tree creation with the party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I have gotten so many ideas from your party. I'm off to the Dollar Tree.

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    1. Thank you Tina! Glad you stopped in.

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    1. Selena, Thank you for the sweet comment and for visiting.

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  12. Those are so cute Laurie! I love them! thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. Have a fun day!

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  13. These are so lovely and unique! Just love how flowy and delicate they look!
    It would be wonderful if you would link them up to my Blissful Whites Wednesday linky party!

    Hope your holidays are full of joy!!
    Following you now!
    Becky

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