|Quick Tip! Can’t find a fabric-covered headband? No problem! Make your own by gluing a strip of ribbon on the headband|
|You don’t want to make a mess, so make sure to prepare your workspace! Cover the table top with paper to ensure there’s no glue or paint spills. Next, grab your essentials: paints, paintbrush, a small plate, a small bowl of water and paper towel.||Now that you’re all set up; squeeze a dab of gold and silver paint onto your small plate. Lay out your feathers on the paper and begin to paint each feather, one-by-one. You can alternate silver and gold or paint each feather with both colors!
Quick Tip! Make sure you paint in the direction of the grain with gentle strokes to get the best result.
|Set each feather aside and let the paint dry completely. Use your scissors to trim along the shaft of the feather. This step will make it easier for you to glue the feathers to the headband.||Next you will need to cut the Quill just below the Afterfeather.
Quick Tip! Ask an adult to help you with the glue gun, as it can get very hot!
|Once you have removed the quill, apply a line of glue along the headband. Make sure your line is ¾ the length of your feather. Place the feather on the band and press down until set.
If you are using jewel or fabric glue, wait a few minutes for the glue to set and then press the feather firmly against the headband and hold in place for a few minutes.
|Repeat steps 3 & 4 for each feather until the headband is entirely covered.
Quick Tip! For the best effect, hide the cut edge of each feather underneath the point of the previous feather. This will give your headband a seamlessly feathered look!
|If you decide to decorate with rhinestones, it will work best if you stick them along the length of each feather.|