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We’re a couple days away from due date, but still no baby yet.  He’s just chilling comfortably in my belly still!  :)
Hi Sandy a la Mode readers!
My name is Caroline and I am the crazy person behind the shop Cotton Lane and the author of the blog, Good Times Never Seem Sew Good.  When I’m not blogging about my life a as a newly wed, DIYs, fashion (sort of), and other tid bits, I am either busy creating fresh goodies for my handmade shop or working non stop at a local fabric store.  Are you tired yet? :)  Today I want to show you to to make this CUTE feather tree.  I was at Victoria’s Secret the other day and saw a huge tree made sort of like this and thought, “I can do that!”  So, with a few added elements from myself, I did just that!
what you need:
styrofoam tree shape (found in the floral department of Hobby Lobby)
a few bags of feathers
a medium-sized ornament
glitter spray paint
a hot glue gun
your blow dryer
start at the bottom and hot glue the feathers to the styrofoam. only glue down the tops to allow the bottoms to flare out a bit.
glue, glue, glue all the way to the top!
then detach the metal part of the ornament (on the top) and hot glue it to the tip top of your tree.  (I shoved mine in to where the ball part touches the tree.)
then head outside and give your tree a light coat of glitter spray paint.  This just adds a little pizzaz to it.  The feathers will seem to be stuck.  No problem.  Turn your tree upside down and use a blow dryer on a low setting and blow the “limbs” (feathers) towards the top.  This helps them flare out and look like a tree!
once you’re finished, display it in your home & be proud of your work!
Happy crafting & Merry Christmas!!

P.S. If you blog over at Suburban Sweetheart, then CONGRATS!  You are the winner of the Cotton Lane giveaway! Email me your mailing address at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll pass it on to Caroline! :)

17 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Amanda (Toaster4JC)
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    hehe the tree is cute, but I’m loving that Lamp even more!!! Adorable Caroline!

  2. Will @ Bright.Bazaar
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Thanks of this fun and festive DIY, Sandy!

  3. honeymyheart
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    such a fun tree and easy diy :) thanks for sharing it.

  4. Krysten
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    That is so pretty! And easy too!

  5. Alexis
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    That looks like one messy project but it sure turned out beautifully!

  6. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    Love this! What a fabulous DIY! Wish I had time to do it! :)

    Hope baby watch is going well! xoxo

  7. Bonnie
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    This is a great DIY, and it looks so cute when it is finished.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. Kym
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    How fancy! And I adore the bulbs in the blue Mason Jar :)

  9. Rochelle
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Lovely work its awesome :-)


  10. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    So cute and trendy!

  11. Kindred Spirits
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    This is a great handmade decoration! I think I could do this for next year. Thanks for inspiring me, belinda

  12. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Um, cute!! I’ve never thought of using feathers, but I like it. :)

  13. Audrey Allure
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    That is so cute :)

  14. Teaka
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    What a great and easy DIY. I always see little feather trees like that and though I think in the back of my head I should try making one I’ve yet to give it a try. This tutorial makes it look so easy. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Sarah-Anne
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:10 am


  16. Leesh
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    What a cute tree. Next year I will have to make one. It looks so easy.

  17. Ly
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    I love this. It’s so fun to do.


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