DIY Feather Christmas Ornament

This soft Feather Christmas Ornament is an easy project and will bring a touch of understated elegance and glam to your Christmas tree.

Hasn’t this year been crazy and so out of the ordinary in so many ways? It has brought a mix of feelings and it’s been like a roller coaster. For that reason, I wanted to keep things simple but still full of love this year.

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Feather Christmas Ornament Tutorial

As you probably know, decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. It brightens up the houses and people. The scent changes and everything seem happier.

This year I wanted to still keep the rustic overall look but I wanted to create a couple of ornaments that would look delicate and add some glam. I decided to reuse as many decorations as possible and just buy a few things here and there.

I chose gold and red as my main colors for this year’s decor theme and I’m loving them.

I’ve seen this kind of ornament in stores and I think they look so lovely and delicate that I decided to give it a try and make them myself. I’m so glad I did.

It’s a super quick and easy diy project. I didn’t want to stop at filling each ornament with feathers, so I decorated them with gold ribbon and I absolutely love how these turned out.

Feather Christmas Ornament with Gold ribbon bow hanging on the tree

If you have been around for a while you already know I love making diy Christmas ornaments that I can reuse later so I barely glued the ribbons so I can remove them next year if I wanted to change the look.

I’m crazy in love with these diy ornaments and hope they inspire you to make some too.

These cute homemade ornaments also make the perfect gift for a loved one. It can definitely be a little project for fun activities with young kids. You can take care of the hot glue but they can have fun filling up the ornaments, not to mention how good that is to improve fine motor skills.

How to make a Feather Christmas Ornament

Supplies needed:

  • A pack of white feathers (or the color of your choice)
  • Clear ornaments
  • 7mm gold ribbon
  • 10mm gold ribbon

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
Supplies needed to make the Feather Christmas Ornament

Instructions

Step 1: Prep Work

Before I start I wanted to point out that I couldn’t find these clear ornaments with a gold cap so I spray-painted them all to match the color scheme.

Firstly, remove the cap and clean well each ornament.

Step 2: Fill the clear ornament

Fill the ornament to taste, I added about 3-4 feathers in each, some larger and some smaller feathers.

Fill the ornament to taste, I added about 3-4 feathers in each

I didn’t want them to look too stuffed and that the texture of the feathers would be visible.

showing the ornament with feathers inside

Step 3: Decorate the outside of the ornament

Cut 2 strips of 7mm gold ribbon long enough to go around the ornament and go up to the hole.

Cut 2 strips of 7mm gold ribbon long enough to go around the ornament

Add a tiny bit of hot glue on the top of the ornament at the neck opening and glue one end of the ribbon.

applying hot glue to ornament and gold ribbon

Go around to the bottom and to the other side and glue the other end.

turning ornament

Repeat with the other strip crossing over on the bottom.

the ornament with gold ribbon

Cut any excess ribbon.

Cutting the excess ribbon

Step 4: Finish the feather ornament

Put the cap back carefully.

Putting the cap back on ornament

With the 10mm ribbon, make a cute bow and glue it to one of the strips close to the cap.

making a cute gold bow
The Feather Christmas Ornament almost ready

Lastly, cut another strip of 7mm ribbon and use it as a hanger for your ornament.

first Feather Christmas Ornament Finished and ready to go,

Step 5: Hang the feather Christmas Ornament

You are done. You can hang it now on your tree!

Me hanging the Feather Christmas Ornament on the tree

Repeat this process with as many ornaments as you like and let’s decorate that tree!

There you go!

closeup of the Feather Christmas Ornament with gold glam

Crafting Tips

  • If you don’t have young kids and aren’t worried about your ornaments breaking or shattering, feel free to use clear glass ornaments instead of plastic.
  • You can paint the feathers by laying your feathers flat on some parchment paper and covering part of them in gold paint as pictured below. Painting one side, then flip them over to paint the other.

How cute are these?

a general view of Father Christmas Ornament hung on the tree

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It’s such a lovely and easy project and adds so much to the Christmas tree! 

This project is perfect to make as a family night activity with the little ones (just keep gluing for yourself!) and they will have a great time!

Frequently Asked Questions

What feathers are used in crafts?

Turkey quills – long and thin, and come in a variety of colors. Peacocks – long plumes and iridescent shades of blues and greens. Pheasant – known for their striped and patterned feathers in dark and light neutral shades. Goose – soft and inexpensive.

Where to buy feathers for craft projects?

You can get feathers at your local craft store, sometimes at Dollar tree stores, amazon, Etsy, and even department stores.

Where to buy Clear Ornaments?

You can get gorgeous clear ornaments at your local craft store, sometimes at Dollar tree stores, Christmas stores, amazon, and even department stores.

More Christmas Ornaments to Try

If you enjoyed this Feather Christmas Ornament tutorial, you might love these other Christmas Craft projects too:

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DIY Feather Christmas Ornament

Camila Rojas
This soft Feather Christmas Ornament is an easy project and will bring a touch of understated elegance and glam to your Christmas tree.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Christmas, DIY & Craft
Cuisine Christmas craft
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors

Ingredients
  

  • A pack of white feathers or the color of your choice
  • Clear ornaments
  • 7 mm gold ribbon
  • 10 mm gold ribbon

Instructions
 

  • Before I start I wanted to point out that I couldn’t find these clear ornaments with a gold cap so I spray-painted them all to match the color scheme.
  • Firstly, remove the cap and clean well each ornament.
  • Fill the ornament to taste, I added about 3-4 feathers in each, some larger and some smaller feathers.
  • Fill the ornament to taste, I added about 3-4 feathers in each
  • I didn’t want them to look too stuffed and that the texture of the feathers would be visible.
  • Cut 2 strips of 7mm gold ribbon long enough to go around the ornament and go up to the hole.
  • Cut 2 strips of 7mm gold ribbon long enough to go around the ornament
  • Add a tiny bit of hot glue on the top of the ornament at the neck opening and glue one end of the ribbon.
  • Go around to the bottom and to the other side and glue the other end.
  • Repeat with the other strip crossing over on the bottom.
  • Cut any excess ribbon.
  • Put the cap back carefully.
  • With the 10mm ribbon, make a cute bow and glue it to one of the strips close to the cap.
  • Lastly, cut another strip of 7mm ribbon and use it as a hanger for your ornament.
  • first Feather Christmas Ornament Finished and ready to go,
  • You are done. You can hang it now on your tree!
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