i knew there was a reason i picked up that 16" straw wreath a while back. it's been waiting patiently in the back of our car for weeks until inspiration would strike. like it did last year. and the year before. and it did. in fact, this was done by a pair of 5-year olds.
they came up with the idea at the craft store yesterday while we were in search of snowy inspiration. one look at the white boas and they were hooked. be still my heart.
our feathered wreath is one of those projects where you get such a big bang for minimal effort. here's how we made it - you'll need:
- 16" wreath form (or any size you fancy - i think if you're going to for feathers, go big or go home)
- feather boas - we used three 6' boas (four would've been even better, but - funny as it might seem - i do not have a spare boa lying around the house.)
- straight pins (we used white ones so they'd disappear into the wreath)
stick a pin through one end of a boa strand and press it into the wreath form. (these straw wreaths come wrapped in plastic and they are quite messy when unwrapped. since we're not using glue or anything, we left it on. some may call that lazy - we say "efficient.")
hold the wreath form as your kiddos wrap the boa around and around and around. help them to arrange the feathery goodness on the form just so as you go. be sure to budget your boa - since we had three, we worked 1/3 around the wreath form. (fractions - yay!)
when you reach the end of the boa, stick another straight pin through the boa strand and into the wreath form.
continue in this manner with the other boas. when finished, stick a few more straight pins through the boas here and there to secure them to the wreath form.
tie a length of string around the wreath and hang where ever it makes you happy. i never in a million years thought a feathered wreath would make me giddy. but it does. so very fluffy. and white.
now go have fun! xoxo