Decoupaged Metal Thanksgiving Place Cards

by Homeroad
3 Materials
1 Hour

It's hard to believe but this beautiful feather is metal! This decoupage technique can be done on almost any surface but this metal flashing worked especially well!

I started out by cutting out a feather from aluminum flashing. I had a roll in my workshop from an old ornament project so this was easy. I drew a feather on paper to make a stencil, then drew it onto the aluminum flashing. The aluminum flashing is easy to cut with regular scissors.

I sanded the sharp edges of the metal with a fine grit sandpaper. Next came the fun! I coated the metal feather with Ultra Grip by Fusion Mineral Paint. This acts as a bonding agent. Give it 2 coats and let the Ultra Grip dry. Then I took a piece of decorative paper to match my Thanksgiving table linens and placed it over the dry Ultra Grip. I placed a piece of parchment paper on top of the feather and ironed it. The heat from the iron activated the Ultra Grip and it stuck to the metal feather. I turned over the feather and cut around the metal shape to cut off the extra decorative paper. I then lightly sanded the edges one more time so I had a smooth edge. Why not use glue? Because there is not a bump or a bubble in my feather! The paper is stuck on better than glue right to the edges!

Using a Sharpie marker I wrote the words give thanks on my feather. You can also write names and put one feather on each place at the table for Thanksgiving.

The last step was to punch a hole in the end and tie a piece of jute. I bent the edges and sides of my feather so they would resemble a real feather shape... after all It's metal!Thanks so much for visiting. Please visit my DIY blog and sign up for the emails so I can send my latest DIY tutorial straight to you! Visit the GO BOX below for more DIY Thanksgiving ideas!

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