Ideas for crafts using chicken feathers?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by vclark321, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked up some ideas on the web, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for using chicken feathers for crafts. I am planning on making masks and decorative globes and a wreath with them. I am also thinking about selling them for fly tying or fly tying myself. Any ideas? Thank you!
     
  2. Mama duck 8

    Mama duck 8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get fome balls or something, and glue feathers on it
     
  3. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I come up with anything I will post it, but I am wondering if everything in my house will end up with feathers on it....LOL!!! I am going to try the ball idea and see how that works... Thank you for posting!
     
  4. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ball masques? Hair bands, barrettes, dream catchers, book markers.....I have LOTS of ideas but not a lick of time to do anything with them.
     
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I saw a small lampshade that was covered with feathers. It was very pretty.
     
  6. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definately try that one! It sounds amazing. Thank you for your suggestion.
     
  7. Cindlady

    Cindlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw paper mache' birds covered with real chicken feathers.... kinda' like the ones you get at craft stores. And butterflies. You can also bleach and dye them to get colors you want. Steven Tyler often wears feather hair ornaments. Fancy fans. I once saw a 1920's feathered purse.
     
  8. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you should try fly tying it is very fun and you can make a good profit if you sell your flies
     
  9. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used chicken feathers and hot glue to make Cat Toys on a string. Once my cats catch one, it doesn't last long and I have to make another one.
     
  10. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet those foam balls covered in feathers would make some interesting Christmas tree ornaments.
     

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