Easy Feather Boa Trees
My neighbor gave me a bag of pink and green feather boas. My first thought was, “What am I going to do with these?”. It is not like feather boas go with my decor. I looked at the bag of boas in my office for at least a month, where they taun
ted me with their pink and green tackiness. And then it came to me. Pink and green feather boas may not be attractive to me, but when you are a nine year old girl, they are pretty cool! So the feather boa Christmas tree was born.
This craft was extremely cheap. And were it not for the sparkly ornaments I added, it would have been completely free!
I took poster board that had been used on one of my daughters school projects a few years ago and ripped off all the old stuff. I then started at a corner for the peak of my cone and rolled the sides in until I had a shape that I liked. I hot glued the edge to hold it. Next I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut the bottom so that it was straight. Your tree shape should now stand on it’s own without wobbling. If it wobbles, trim the bottom again to even it out.
Next I trimmed the string on the end of the boa. Then I stuck a blob of glue on the top of the tree and started wrapping. For this tree I did two boas at a time, a green and pink one. You do it the same way, just glue them side by side the whole way down. When you apply your glue you will have to use your other hand to hold the feathers away from the glue.
After I completed the boas, my daughter said she wanted a star for on top of the tree, so I glued two small snowflake ornaments together on the top of the tree to make a star. And since this tree was already over the top with the pink feather boas, I added these tiny sparkly balls all over the trees, because everyone knows a feather boa tree needs some bling!
I ended up with a forest of trees, and by the time I was done I also had feather bits all over the kitchen, along with plenty of hot glue globs all over the counter! But for a total of two dollars, this was a cute set of trees for my daughter’s room. She loves them, and I love them too… as long as they stay in her room.
Thanks for visiting. I’d love to hear what you think of my feathery trees.
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