I don't know about you, but I think peacock feathers are one of the most naturally beautiful little things in our world.
I'm quite certain I'm not the only person that feels this way since the top selling items in our shop
are the peacock feather headbands and hats.
After finishing some new headbands I had some burlap and lace scraps left laying on the table next to some peacock feathers and had the sudden idea to make some wall art with it all.
I went rummaging through the house trying to find other things to use and by the time I was done I ended up with a cute new little piece to add to my living room.
I took a frame that I had painted in red, then went over it with a watered down coat of white paint. After the white dried I sanded it here and there to show more of the red.
I took the cardboard backing out of the frame and glued a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper onto the center of it.
Since the paper wasn't big enough to cover all the cardboard, I put pieces of burlap over the edges.
(notice the hand of my little helper, she's always there assisting me!)
I then glued a piece of sheet music onto the paper.
I though about staining the paper with tea to give it a more shabby look but decided I wanted to leave it white so it would go with the white frame better.... and to be honest I didn't have the patience to wait on the paper to dry.
The star of the piece, a perfect peacock feather, was then attached with a few dabs of hot glue, followed by a strip of lace across the top corner.
For the finishing touch I stamped some whimsical swirls kind of randomly on the edges of the layout. The stamps and ink were all from "Stampin' Up". The ink worked well on both the paper and burlap.
When I started working on it I had no idea what I wanted to do. Like everything I make I never really start with a plan I just go to throwing things together and hope I end up with something acceptable..... luckily this ended up being perfect for what I was wanting.
In keeping with my love of peacocks, I have to show you my current favorite piece in our shop
It's this funky peacock feather hat. The clip detaches and can also be worn directly in hair!
I'm also in love with this one-of-a-kind feather headband, unfortunately it's already sold...
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