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Join my DIY feather headdress workshop for free, live online this Thurs

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DIY feather headdress and crown

On Thursday, I’ll be teaching my feather headdress workshop LIVE online! For free!

I hope you’ll tune in on creativeLIVE from 9 a.m. to noon PST on Nov. 7 and make a headdress along with me. Or you can purchase the class for $19 for access anytime. Enroll now for reminders.

I’ll share how to make two styles of feather headdresses: First, my traditional style made with suede, and second, a new lace crown style that brings the bling. The beauty of these headdresses is that you can personalize to your heart’s content. They’re perfect for any age, from infants to kids to free-spirited adults. Using a tie-back closure makes sure they’ll fit any size, anytime.

Here’s what you’ll need to make one or both styles. I recommend finding these materials at your local fabric or craft shop so you can color-match and be hands-on (and support local biz!). But if you can’t find the right products there, I’ve linked to my favorite online options above with the “#” signs.

Leather & Feather Headdress Supplies

  • 2 leather strips, approx. 1.25″ x 17″ (You’ll need a way to trim these precisely, like a rotary cutter with a metal ruler and cutting mat. You can do it with scissors, but it doesn’t turn out as precisely as I prefer.) #
  • Suede lace, approx. 3′ #
  • Feather trim, approx. 5–10″ (I.e., feathers that are sewn together with an edging, which is much easier to control than individual feathers.) #
  • Tandy Leather Weld glue #
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue #
  • Paint brush (for glue, optional)
  • Accoutrements: Additional loose feathers for lining the band. Rhinestones. Sequins. Additional feathers for layering over the standing feathers. Glitter. The sky’s the limit!
  • Flat iron for hair (for redirecting feathers, optional)

Lace Crown Supplies

  • Crochet lace trim, approx. 15″ (Look for crochet lace that looks like a crown, with a distinct zigzag pattern on one side.) #
  • Beacon Stiffen Stuff #
  • Lumiere metallic fabric paint #
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter
  • Rattail satin cord
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue #
  • Accoutrements: Feathers. Rhinestones. Sequins. Etc.

I’ll detail the full instructions in the class.

See you there! xo


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