How to Make a Glitter Feather Garland

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It can be hard to find unique and reasonably priced wedding photo backdrops. Most backdrops range in price but start in the high hundreds. Using only a handful of easily sourced materials you can create a unique look with a feather garland. This garland is the perfect backdrop for photos and can be a unique addition behind cake and gift tables at a wedding reception. Read on to learn how you can create this simple yet stylish garland for your next event!

A feather and glitter garland makes the perfect photo backdrop.
A feather and glitter garland makes the perfect photo backdrop. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Things You'll Need

  • Feathers
  • Painter's tape
  • Spray paint
  • Glitter
  • String or twine

1. Tape Down Your Feathers

Tape your feathers down, making sure they are securely attached to the background. Feathers are naturally curved so you want to make sure they are taped down flat before you add any spray paint or glitter.

Tape your feathers down flat so they do not move.
Tape your feathers down flat so they do not move. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

2. Paint Your Feathers

Place the can close to the area you want to spray and apply even pressure while spraying the feathers. Feathers are quite delicate and will blow around if you apply the spray paint too quickly.

Carefully spray paint your feathers taking care to apply an even amount of color.
Carefully spray paint your feathers taking care to apply an even amount of color. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

3. Add Glitter

While the spray paint is still wet, quickly sprinkle a bit of glitter to the ends of the feathers. This will help your garland catch the light and sparkle!

Add glitter to the ends while the spray paint is still damp.
Add glitter to the ends while the spray paint is still damp. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

4. String Together Your Feather Garland

To finish your feather garland, take a piece of string or twine and tie a double knot around the end of each feather. Leave a half inch to an inch of space between each knot so that the feathers do not group together.

Tie off the ends of your feathers using string.
Tie off the ends of your feathers using string. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

5. Finish Your Garland

There are so many fun ways to incorporate this unique DIY into your wedding decor. Hang your completed garland behind your cake table or use as decor for a pre-wedding brunch. After the wedding is complete, you can reuse the garland in your home or save for a future party!

There are so many was to incorporate this simple yet elegant garland into your decor.
There are so many was to incorporate this simple yet elegant garland into your decor. (Image: Gillian Ellis)
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