Gold_Dipped_Paper_Feather_GarlandI love paper feathers, they are so versatile and always, always beautiful! What fun it is to be adding this gold dipped effect using my gold leaf pen and turning a collection of them into a beautiful DIY paper feather wall hanging, backdrop or garland. This piece is now hanging in the office area of our studio.

This paper feather wall hanging was created using the three feather templates below – you can either download the SVG file if you have a cutting machine or the PDF if you will be cutting your feathers by hand – it’s worth it trust me! For the hand cut feathers, I would recommend printing the templates straight onto the paper you want to use. In this case I used a variety of papers – a book sheet, a rich teal in metallic and regular paper and a brighter, lighter teal paper as well. I found that the thicker papers work better with this design – the feathers hold their shape better and they are easier to thread and hang without ripping. Once all your feathers are cut, use a gold leaf pen to color the tips to add a little shimmer of glam to your project. Hang from a branch like we have done and you have yourself the perfect photo backdrop for a wedding or birthday party. You could also use it as a gorgeous wall hanging to brighten up a bare wall or over a window to give yourself a little privacy. However you choose to use your paper feather wall hanging have fun making it! Find us over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for daily inspiration from the Lia Griffith Studio – see you there! ~ Lia

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