Craft feathers with scrap wool

Use pieces of leftover wool to make feathers that you can use to adorn your own homemade dream catcher or make a colourful mobile for a nursery.


Here's an easy way to craft your own colourful feathers and then use these to adorn craft projects such as a dream catcher or nursery mobile. All you need is some scraps of wood, a length of thin wire, and some ModPodge or clear acrylic sealer.

GOOD TO USE: As an alternative to ModPodge or clear acrylic sealer, use craft glue and add a little water to make it more workable.


1. Cut scrap pieces of wool into lengths of about 100mm. You can make your feathers longer simply by adding more lengths.

2. Knot each piece of wool onto a length of thin wire.

3. Pour ModPodge, clear acrylic sealer or watered down craft glue into a bowl.

4. You will be placing the wool feather into the mixture to stiffen it up.



GOOD TO KNOW: Make sure that all the wool fibres are soaked in the mixture.

5. Lift up the wire and let any excess mixture drip off back into the bowl. You can use this again if you want to make more feathers.

6. Place the wool feather gently flat on a piece of greaseproof paper and leave it to dry for a couple of hours.

Your wool feathers are now ready for use in craft projects!



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