How to make glitter feathers is a paid collaboration with Bostik. These Glitter Feathers are going to be used in a number of this years Christmas decorations, so I wanted to show you how to make them in advance. Then you can make a headstart with the Christmas crafting.
How to make Glitter Feathers
The secret to doing this and not making a massive glitter mess is being organised and gathering all your materials together in advance.
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- 4-inch White feathers (UK Link/US Link)
- Bostik Fast Tak Contact Adhesive (UK Link/US Link)
- Gold Glitter (UK Link/US Link)
- Parchment paper (UK Link/US Link)
- Small disposal bowl or paper plate
- Small pot or cup
Cover your work area with parchment this will protect it from the glue and glitter. I had an area for spraying, an area for leaving to dry and an area for glittering.
Hold your feather the bottom third with glue spray. I found that preparing four or five was optimum as the glue didn’t set before I got the glitter on.
Holding your feather over a bowl or plate sprinkle with glitter.
Before tapping off the excess and setting on to a sheet of parchment paper. once you have glittered them all gently remove them from the parchment paper and pop them upright into a jar to continue to dry.
I have been delighted with how these turned out. They are so effective and look amazing. I used different sizes of glitter but prefer the fine one.
They would also look wonderful in silver or with iridescent glitter too.
I was prepared to have to overspray the feathers with a protector, but the Fast Tak is a fabulous adhesive and once you tap ff the excess the rest is firmly secured and I have crafted with them without losing loads of glitter.