Hustling this November? I feel you, friend. It seems I blinked and mashed potatoes, turkey, and gravy are already threatening my near future. So instead of creating our usual paper flowers this month, I’m sharing a fun DIY tutorial for a crepe paper feather Thanksgiving centerpiece using fresh fall colors and breezy blues. Enjoy! –Rachael
Bright White Crepe Paper
Watercolor Paint + Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
To Create the Crepe Paper Feathers
Step 1. Cut a piece of Bright White Crepe Paper 10″ high by 12″ wide. Make sure the paper grain is running vertically. Stretch the crepe paper grain like an accordion, making the surface a little bit smoother to begin painting!
Step 2. Get messy and watercolor the entire surface of your white crepe paper. Let dry.
Step 3. Cut strips from your dry crepe paper approximately 5″ wide. The paper grain should be running vertically. Fold the 5″ strips in half vertically. Add a small amount of hot glue on the inside center of the paper, place your floral wire, and press shut.
Step 4. Using scissors, taper the top and bottom of your paper strip to create a feather shape. Add finishing touches by fringing the paper feather at a downward diagonal. The wire will act as your guide to keep things nice and center. For an extra fancy glimmer of metallic, use liquid gold leaf.