Hi friends and fam! For those in the U.S., I hope everyone enjoyed their turkey day as much as I did!
Over the past month or so, I’ve been (slowly) working on a gallery wall for my staircase and I think I’ve got a nice little collection going! This floating feather art was the first project I did for my collection and it was low cost (surprise surprise!), quick and really easy to make. Here’s the breakdown:
– Glue gun (I had this on hand but can be as cheap as $6)
– Metallic spray paint (Home Depot, around $7)
– Shadow box frame (Goodwill, $5)
– Feather (Michaels, $2)
– Acrylic paint and brush (had this on hand but prices can be under $2 per bottle, and .79 cents per brush)
I got the frame a while back from goodwill. The original art in the frame wasn’t half bad (the black and white “Love” piece above) but I didn’t want pictures of random children in my house! Anyway, I just had to remove the pictures and black felt backing to make use of the frame. I used some leftover paint from my entryway accent wall and combined it with some white acrylic paint to create the ombré effect. I actually painted this right onto the cardboard backing – yes, I painted on the cardboard, there’s no art rule that says that you can’t! For the feather, I found a pack of three from michaels. I was inspired by the gold and silver tipped feathers I’ve seen on Instagram, but I decided to just spraypaint the whole thing instead. I also spray painted the frame. Once the spray paint dried, I used the hot glue gun to glue the base of the feather to the frame.
Well there you have it! This took me maybe 30 mins tops including drying time! I love how the feather looks permanently wet from the spray paint and almost appears to be floating! What do you all think of this feather art project?