Create a beautiful, modern gold-dipped feather ornament using a few simple supplies. This gorgeous ornament will be perfect for your Christmas tree.
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This is my fourth year participating in the ornament exchange and I couldn’t be more excited to be paired with Jessa from Sparkle Living Blog.
Jessa described her Christmas style as “modern” and was going to have a white tree with blue, gold and silver ornaments.
I wanted to create a beautiful ornament that was simple yet still gorgeous. One that would stand out on the tree but also fit in with Jessa’s color palette.
I decided to create this pretty gold-dipped feather ornament. It was so easy to make that you could make a whole set for your own tree. I love that the simplicity makes this feel modern and fresh.
Here’s how I made my ornament.
How to Make an Easy Gold-Dipped Feather Ornament
This ornament is very easy and simple to make.
First, start by opening up the feathers you have and finding a few good looking feathers. Sometimes there are dud feathers or ones that are shaped a little odd.
I tried to pick an assortment of feathers to paint so I had a few options.
Depending on the feather, you may or may not get the best result. I painted a bunch of feathers to make sure that I got one that I liked. The spray paint is a little rough on the feathers.
What I found was that the “heartier” feathers held up the best. The fluffy ones tended to clump with paint and dry poorly. You want your feather to have stiffer bristles so that it can take the paint well.
Once the paint was dried, I choose my favorite feather for the ornament.
Next, take a clear plastic ornament and open the top.
Carefully place the painted feather inside of the ornament and position however you want. I used a pencil to adjust mine and get it into the position I wanted inside of the ornament.
Then, just replace the top of the ornament to secure the feather inside.
Next, you’ll need to create an ornament hanger for the top.
To finish my ornament, I wanted to add a little more gold detailing. I cut another small piece of the gold ribbon and tied it into a bow.
Then, using a hot glue gun and glue sticks, I attached the bow to the ornament hanging ribbon. I adjusted the bow so that it was positioned in the front. Finally, I cut the tails of the bow using scissors so that some of the ribbons hung down the side of the ornament.
Isn’t this gold-dipped feather ornament beautiful!?
I love how it turned out. It’s simple, yet modern. I think a whole set of these on a Christmas tree would look beautiful together.
They’re so easy to make, that you could create an entire gift set to give to someone this Christmas.
I hope that Jessa loves it as much as I do.
You can find more handmade ornament tutorials from the rest of my blog friends in the 2019 Ornament Exchange here.
And feel free to share your ornament tutorials too.
If you want to see my ornaments from the past three Ornament Exchanges, you can do so in the links below.