Peacock feathers are brilliantly colored in jewel-toned shades of turquoise, purple, blue and gold. If you enjoy decorating your home in jewel tones, you can use peacock feathers to complement and accent your decor. One way to decorate with peacock feathers is to use the feathers to create a beautiful peacock wreath. When you're done, you can show off your crafty side and share your talent by making another creative peacock wreath for a friend or family member, too.
Things You'll Need
- Foam florist wreath
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue stick
- 40 to 50 peacock feathers
Place a foam florist wreath onto a sheet of newspaper. This will protect your table from damage as you create the peacock wreath.
Insert a hot glue stick into the back of a hot glue gun. Plug the hot glue gun into a wall outlet and allow it to heat up for 15 minutes.
Cut the tips off of 40 to 50 peacock feathers using scissors. Each tip should be at least 5 inches long.
Squeeze a pea-sized dollop of hot glue along the outside of the foam ring and press a peacock feather end onto the hot glue. Position the feather so that the fluffy end is pointing out. Repeat this process to line the entire outside edge with peacock feather ends. Allow the hot glue to cool for 3 minutes.
Glue a second ring of peacock feather ends around the foam florist ring, layering the second ring of feathers 1-inch inward from the first ring of feathers. Allow the hot glue to cool for 3 minutes.
Continue gluing on feathers in rings, moving progressively inward each round, until you reach the very center of the foam ring. Allow the glue to cool for 3 minutes before displaying the peacock feather wreath.
Tips & Warnings
- Hot glue is extremely hot and can cause severe burns on skin.
- Keep hot glue out of the reach of children.