I’ve been collecting bird feathers for a couple of years now. When I find one, I bring it home, wash it and store it in a little drawer. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make with these feathers until I needed an extra piece of art for our living room gallery wall. And that’s how this DIY Feather Art came to be.
- Rustic 1×4″ boards (I used pallet wood)
- Wood yardstick or lattice boards
- Watered down white paint
- Paint brush
- Kreg Jig
- Pocket hole screws (1.25″)
- Nylon line
- Small drill bit
- Staple gun
- 1″ finish nails
- Hammer or nailgun
- Wood glue
- D-ring picture hangers
Cut your 1×4″ boards to size (or select one board the size you want for your art background.) To connect the two boards, mark the location to drill pocket holes.
Use the Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes into the back of both boards.
Clamp the boards together and join them with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Flip the board over and paint it with watered down white paint for a white-washed look.
Mark the width of the white-washed board onto the yardstick. Cut two pieces the same length. [Continue reading…]