When I needed an extra piece of art for our living room gallery wall I created DIY Feather Art. You can create your own, but please purchase craft feathers, use fake feathers or paper feathers. (Per the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to collect feathers, nests and other anatomical parts of certain migratory birds.)
- 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. [Read more…]