Easy & Affordable DIY Feather Duster Wall Art

4 Materials
45 Minutes

Here is my super affordable and *really* easy feather duster wall art. This technique is not new, but it is a really easy and cost effective way to make some large art to fill a big empty wall in your home. This was especially good for us because we lived in an apartment where we weren't allowed to paint.

To make one like it, just pick up a blank canvas, an assortment of paints, and a feather duster. I used blues and silvers.

Just dip your feather duster into your paint and plop/drag the duster around the canvas. This is a very forgiving process. Here is our bare before wall...

And after I finished and hung the photo! Note: We have this hung a bit high because we are very tall and like to sit propped up in bed to read. :)

To learn more about the cost breakdown, what type of feather duster you should use for the best results, and painting tips, check out the detailed post at my blog linked below! Hope you enjoyed this project.

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  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    on May 7, 2017

    Could I use white foam core board? I thought I'd use a long rectangular shoe for a headboard type. I sleep in a twin bed.
    • Kandi Michelle
      on Jul 2, 2018

      Yes, you could. They are paper covered and you could hang it with those no-damage hanging strips. If it wasn't quite wide enough buy 2 boards cut them both the same size and tape them together. Or buy ONE, cut in half and do them as 2 separate pieces. If you connect them, use something like heavy packing tape BEFORE you paint it and the seam wouldn't show. I think just taking one piece of foam board and cutting it into separate pieces and having two instead of one would look really nice though.

  • Mark
    on Jan 2, 2019

    What kind of feather duster was it pls?

    • Mark
      on Jan 22, 2019

      Thank you for helping Stephanie.

  • Cindy Timms
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Brittany, you did a fabulous job on this feather duster painting. I remember back in the 70s my mom did me & my sisters bedroom walls using the same technique, she also did our bathroom & a kitchen wall yeah she may have gotten a little carried away with it but once some of her friends seen it they were paying her to do a room or two in there homes . I definitely like this idea on a canvas & I will be doing this for my blank bedroom wall using a blank canvas as well. Could you tell me what size canvas you used? Thanks for the memories and inspiring me to.

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  • Deb
    on Aug 19, 2019

    Did this to my bedroom back in the 80's on one wall. Did this again in the 2000's in my daughter's room but did the whole room, lol she has been in her own place for 9 yrs and her room is still done with feather duster, I don't have the heart to paint over it

  • Margo
    on Sep 15, 2019

    I used this method in part of my living room makeover and it is so cool. Thanks for the idea

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