I was styling a photo shoot and wanted something interesting to put in the photo. So I gilded some feathers I had lying around. You can string them as garland or put them in a vase.
Step 1: Materials Needed
Gold spray paint
Gold end caps
Step 2: Painting the Feathers
Start by laying the feathers flat in a large box or piece of cardboard. Cut out strips of paper that are wider than the feathers and with an angled end. Tape the pieces of paper down to the cardboard, exposing just the tips of the feathers. Brush the feathers so that the barbs are all in the same direction and flat. Spray the feathers with two coats of gold paint outdoors and allow to dry completely.
Step 3: Finished Look
When the paint has dried, place a drop of glue to the quill of the feather and attach the gold end caps. Your feathers are ready to string on a piece of twine as a garland.