Feather Wreath

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by craftychicken, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. craftychicken

    craftychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    ahh! a hobbies section.... i am getting sucked in [​IMG]

    Recently had 2 hens (BPR and RIR) killed by a coyote, and there were feathers strewn all over the yard. I collected a lot of them thinking I could make something out of it. This being the first time raising chickens, its been hard emotionally to deal with, and the feathers sat on the table for 2 weeks. It was too sad to even think about what to do. Well i was home sick this week, and wanted to put it to rest so to speak. I decided to make a "memory wreath" to hang on the wall:

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    It came out pretty nice I think.

    For those interested (sorry i don't have work in progress pics) i got the following supplies at michaels:
    6 inch grapevine wreath
    multi colored eucalyptus
    christmas garland with sparkly gold accents

    I didn't have to glue anything, just stuck things in the openings of the grapevine wreath. Started with the eucalyptus (a plus is that it smells good too) around the edges, then cut up the garland pieces for sparkly accents. then on the inner portion, spaced out the feathers evenly. it was pretty therapeutic, cleaning off the feathers, and feeling how soft they were. we now have a nice memory token for our "Blackie" and "Red."
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    Wow, beautiful and therapeutic!!! I think you did a wonderful job on this! I'm sorry for your loss though. I love my birds too.
     
  3. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, your wreath is beautiful! and such a GREAT idea!

    So sorry about Blackie & Red. [​IMG]
     
  4. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is so pretty!!!!! I have seen them made with peacock feathers worked in with the florals and they were beautiful. . .sorry for your loss, but you did a nice thing for a memory of them!!
     
  5. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
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  6. harryjone

    harryjone New Egg

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    wow!!!! its too pretty and beautiful:) U are a creative person and you did a nice thing for a memory of them!!

    sorry for your loss....................

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  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    what a nice idear. memories that will truly last. [​IMG]
     

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