DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging

8 Feb 2015


DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging

I've been wanting to have a go at dip dyed feathers for a while, and this week I finally tried some out with a bright pink dye I'd bought. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them at first. They looked pretty stood in a little pot, but I wanted to use them in something a bit more decorative and thought I'd try a wall hanging. I love how it looks with just the coloured ends, and the various shades of pink where some feathers have picked up the dye better than others.

DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging

You will need:

White feathers (I used a mix of found and bought ones)
Fabric dye
Bowl for mixing the dye
String
A stick or piece of wooden dowling

DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging
DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging

First dip dye the feathers. Using a small-ish bowl, mix up a some of the fabric dye with some warm water. Dip the end of the feathers into the dye and hold for a few seconds. Lay the feathers to dry on some old newspaper or kitchen towel, to protect the surface underneath.

DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging

Once the feathers have dried, attach a small length of string by wrapping it around the ends of the feathers. I tied a feather to each end of the string, and then wrapped it around the wooden dowling.

DIY dip dyed feather wall hanging

To finish, tie another piece of string to each end of the dowling for hanging. x

9 comments :

  1. This is so pretty! I've never seen something Like this.I think this is a bedroom must for me!
    Lauren x
    Itsarandomlifeforus.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lauren, so glad you like it! x

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  2. What a lovely idea, they remind me of flamingoes now! CJ xx

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    1. Thank you CJ! Ha, yes they do don't they. xx

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  3. Very, very lovely indeed! Love the dip dyed tips. And what a good idea to hang the feathers from a piece of wood - I hung mine from string and it was such a faff tying them all on and trying to get the lengths right,...I much prefer the simplicity of yours. xx

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    1. Thanks Gillian. This was a bit of a faff getting the lengths right, much easier by just wrapping them around the top though. xx

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