How to Make a Boho Feather and Seashells Wall Decoration
My latest little glue gun action resulted in this fun feather wall hanging that I think has a nice little tribal, coastal, bohemian vibe to it. I love that it combines feathers with my coastal decorating vibe. Because I could also say it is a DIY seashell wall decoration. There are as many seashells in there as there are feathers.
I am sure you have seen with feather wall hangings before. They are quite the thing at the moment and I love that you can’t go wrong with a project like this. Just a few supplies are all that you need to create this eye catching wall hanging. I only bought the strung feathers for this project. The rest was in my decor or craft stash. The luckiest find was that little centerpiece. It came from a thrifted beaded belt that I bought eons ago and forgot about completely. I couldn’t find my capriz discs so I had to go through ever nook and cranny of my craft space to locate them and in the process came across this thrift store belt. Lucky find.
I have seen many variations of this tribal feather wall hangings already. Some use big shells, some a lot of tiny ones and I have even seen ones that are just feathers and a doily (loving that look too). But I decided to use what I had on hand and go with that.
The steps are very easy and I am sure you can figure it out all by yourself. But this is how I did it.
I think my feather wall hanging goes great with another recent craft project. I am still in love with my faux cement bead garland.
How to create a feather wall hanging in a couple of easy steps
Step 1: Cut a cardboard circle. I used a breakfast plate as a template.
Step 2: With your hot glue gun glue two circles of strung feathers to the outer edge of the cardboard. I pleated the first layer to add a bit of volume and then simply glued the inner circle beneath it.
Step 3: Add inner layers of capriz discs, shells in various sizes or beads in a pattern that you like. Just try a few options and once you are sure you like it, glue it all down with the hot glue.
Step 4: Finish it off with some center piece. This could be anything that will work, like a large shell, a wooden disc, a tiny doily, or a buckle from a belt like I used.
Step 5: Add a hook to the back. I taped a bit of string with some duck tape in a loop and that works just perfectly.
Look carefully at this close up and you see exactly how I layered all the different materials to get the look.
My latest bohemian feather wall hanging pairs wonderfully with that other feather wreath I made years ago. My big old feather JUJU hat knockoff is hanging on the other side of the room and the two feather wreaths play very well together. I might pair them up soon. But for now this new wreath deserves her own time in the spotlight.
I hope you like my seashell and feathers wall hanging.