If there are two things I've learned since becoming a mom, it's how to get things done fast and on a budget. And since I'm more than a little obsessed with all things decor, I love anyway I can make an impact in a room without stretching my pocketbook! This DIY feather garland is a testament to the bountiful wonders of a bit of duct tape and some imagination...
I picked up some white duct tape for $1.25 and two packages of craft feathers for a total $2.50 at the dollar store. That's $3.75 TOTAL for this garland – less than the price of a grande latte, folks! I choose white for a soft and pretty look, but I think that black feathers would also look so cool in a monochromatic kids room. In the end, the two packs of craft feathers were enough for just over 5 ft of garland.
Line up your feathers with a ruler for a straight line. In hindsight, I think I might even skip this step because I think it would be pretty simple to make a straight line using the duct tape as a guide.
Place your feathers along the bottom half of the duct tape on the sticky side.
Fold the tape over onto itself and the feathers and press together.
You're done! Now if you have a sewing machine and are feeling adventurous, you could also try this DIY using a wide ribbon and sewing the feathers in. Or experiment with different kinds of tape (eg. a wide fabric tape). Let me know how it goes and what works for you!