Pumpkin Week: Feather Pumpkins

October 08, 2018 | FILED UNDER: Holiday Crafts, Halloween
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Get excited – Pumpkin Week has returned to Design Improvised! I’m kicking things off with my DIY feather pumkins. Last year I had a lot of fun coming up with a week’s worth of no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas to share with you, so I thought I would challenge myself to come up with five more ideas, starting with these feather pumpkins. There are so many clever ways to decorate pumpkins out there, I doubt I will ever carve a pumpkin again! While I love using faux pumpkins because they last forever, you can always apply these ideas to real pumpkins too if you are more of a purist!

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Feathers come in all shapes and sizes, and I experimented with two very different types for these pumpkins. I love how these colorful ostrich feathers add a soft texture to the pumpkins. I also went with a modern spin on the fall color palette by pairing orange and turquoise feathers. If you’re a fan of this color combination too, don’t miss this paper feather wall hanging I made!

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For my other feather pumpkin, I started with a faux teal pumpkin, and then glued a variety of pheasant and turkey feathers to the top. So easy! Here are step-by-step directions for making the ostrich feather pumpkin.

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Supplies for Ostrich Feather Pumpkins

How to Make Ostrich Feather Pumpkins

1. Use the wire cutters to trim the ends of the feathers.

2. Add a dab of hot glue to the end of the feather.

3. Add the feathers to the pumpkins. I lined mine up with the grooves in the pumpkins, slightly overlapping the feathers.

4. Add a small dab of glue on the back of the feather further toward the top to hold it in place.

I hope you like this first idea. Come back tomorrow for another one!

DIY Feather Pumpkins

Like these feather pumpkins?
Then don’t miss these other pumpkin decorating ideas!

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