Though l love to share a bit of pretty around... l hope too that you can sometimes find inspiration in a few of my creations as well.
This week l thought you might like to see how easy it is to make your own feather pens.
The pens are basic fineliners bought from the supermarket, l've shown an undecorated pen so you can see the type used. The end where the feather is inserted is flat and made from soft plastic. This allows a hole to be easily punched into it with a hammer and nail. The ostrich feathers were bought at Lincraft and cost $8.00. The end of the feather was simply cut to length and shape with scissors to fit the hole and craft glued into place.
Each pen tubing was with covered in ribbon...one plain and one velvet. The ribbon was wound round and the end glued into place. The black ends of each pen was finished with either a couple of coats of acrylic paint or nail polish (though the nail polish works best). Beaded lace earrings were added to the velvet pen for a bit of fun. Of course you might like to make them completely different from these but it's just the idea isn't it.
l've been really enjoying using my large tablecloths as bed throws... l like that they can still have a use, as some are much too big for our dining table.
This florentine tray is one l've had for years but l rarely used as it was RED, so l pulled out the acrylics and painted all the red bits PINK .....NOW that's more like it.
What about the 80's dress in the background...who could resist that HUGE fergie bow.. haha!!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, my mum is having a birthday so l'm guessing there'll be some eating, drinking and being merry to be had...well.. lets hope so:-))
Thanks so much for stopping by and all your lovely and encouraging comments.
Til next time,