Are you looking for an easy way to make paper feathers?
Do you need a feather template to get the whole family making these fun feathers?
Paper Feathers Are So Versatile
Paper Feathers can be cut from almost any type of material so you can make more than just one style and type! Are you ready to have some easy craft fun? This is the perfect project for the entire family as you do not need a lot of supplies and you can use cardstock or any other type of paper such as newsprint, magazine pages, or even old book pages.
Although the template is set for a 7" feather, you can reduce the size and make earrings, or other jewelry all from the same pattern.
Kids love making these paper feathers using the feather template that is free in my resource library. Just sign in to the library and you will also find hundreds of other templates that are free for you to use on any of your projects.
Here’s what you need to make your Paper Feathers. This post does contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Paper Feather Materials
Paper Feathers Step-by-Step Guide
Step One - Download the Template
Just head over to the resource library and look for the title Paper Feathers to get your template.
This template contains 4 different sizes and shapes of feathers.
If you are hand cutting the feathers you will only need to download the template PNG file and print out the image.
For those using a Cricut machine you should download the feather template in SVG format so you can upload it to Design Space.
Step Two - Design Space Adjustments
For this project, there is very little to adjust in Design Space but you do need to make sure you change all the inner lines of the feathers to score lines.
Before you cut the project, you will need to attach the feather and the inner score line. This will ensure you will have the correct score and cut on your mats.
If you want to make more than one style with different paper, all you need to do is place different colors of paper on the same mat.
A word of caution when using different paper - it should be the same material for a proper cut.
Save your project then click on Make It!
Move the feather templates around the mat so you can then add the different strips of cardstock or paper into the right locations.
Click Continue and follow the directions on the screen for your Cricut machine.
Step Three - Making the Feathers
After you have cut the feathers out of your paper or cardstock, you will be able to see the score lines in the center.
If you cut your project with scissors, you should take a blunt instrument and add the score lines manually.
Crease both score lines for each feather to form a crisp fold. These folds will act as the cutting barriers.
You are going to cut the paper feather sides in a diagonal manner. Each side of the feather will be cut to make that perfect looking piece.
Cut each side close to the score line, do not cut through the score line or your feather will fall apart.
Try and cut really thin strips for the maximum feather effect.
Continue cutting all 4 feathers.
Step Four - The Finishing Touches
To finish off your feather, you can make sure your score lines have deep creases.
Ruffle the fringes you cut so your paper feather has a more realistic look.
You can spray Mod Podge over your feather to preserve it and prevent it from tearing.
Add your feathers to a Dream Catcher, or other DIY Home Decor project.
Share your project in my Facebook Group: https://Facebook.com/groups/BettesMakes
How to Make Paper Feathers Video
Wow! These paper feathers were so easy to make as long as you can handle scissors, there is no issue making dozens! You can use these feathers in so many ways! Just think about adding them to a dream catcher, cut them in vinyl and use them as decals, or decorate your favorite macrame project!
Just imagine shrinking down the size and making faux leather earrings with the feather template! Paper feathers are so versatile - spray them with Mod Podge to protect them and have them last longer.
I have added my feathers to my wall decorations and hung them from my shelves as an added touch. I hope you can come up with some great ideas on how you will use these.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did.
If you made a card, please share it on our Facebook group. https://Facebook.com/groups/BettesMakes
Until next time,