DIY Gold Leaf Feathers

I have been dying to try this DIY I found over at Bliss at Home for a while.  Then I found this amazing bowl by Nate Berkus on sale and I pushed it way up on my project list.

Feathers watermark 3

This DIY is almost embarrassingly simple, but these are the types of projects I love.  Minimal time, minimal resources, with a major impact!

Here is what you will need:

Craft store feathers (I found mine at Michael’s for $1.99)

Gold Leafing Pen (or paint) (about $4 with a 40% off coupon)

I ended up using a Gold Leafing Pen by Krylon because I could not find liquid gold leaf (which was recommended by Bliss at Home).  The pen was so easy to use and I did about 5 of these in 30 seconds.

I would, however, recommend using the liquid gold leaf paint, because I did notice that a few days later, the gold shimmer started to fade a bit.  I have also seen metallic gold craft paint used with nice results.

Here is the final result:

Feathers watermark Not bad for 30 seconds of time and less than $10.  There are endless options for the patterns you could draw.

I think these make a nice fall accent and they are perfect for my current obsession with gold and white.  Later, I may frame these for another room or I am thinking the would be a nice way to dress up Christmas gift packaging this year!

What do you think?  Have you ever decorated with feathers?


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