I bought a variety pack of feathers, & for-the-life-of-me couldnt think of a way to use orange feathers. eww. lol Luckily its fall & Halloweens just around the corner ...Inspiration!
I felt like a genius. lol I wasnt gonna share how-to, but in the spirit...what the hell.
You need 2 big triangle-shaped orange feathers, & 2 small green feathers.
First i trimmed down the 'fluffy' feathers on the tops, to look more clean & rounded. And cut the stems so theyre roughly the same length.
For green, you can cut/shape regular feathers down that small...if u have to.
Time to make face!
Sketch out the face u want ur pumpkin to have, to give u an idea to copy. Heres mine...pretty basic.
Take a small paintbrush & dip it in modpodge. Carefully dab on 2 "rainbow shaped" eyes, in middle of feather.
Then a square-teethed pumpkin smile underneath.
Go slow to try not to mess up bc you canNOT wipe it off. And dont press hard, or the feather will break apart & wont stick back together. :/
If you dont have steady hands or drawing skills, you might want to practice on paper or crappy feather first. lol
Quickly, before it dries, sprinkle Fine Black Glitter overtop it.
(Im using Super-fine glitter from 'Martha Stewart' scrapbooking ...the smaller glitter the better)
Wait a few seconds, then lift & tap the glitter off. Once its totally dry you can blow off the few excess glitter.
Make it permanent glitter by painting over the glitter face with gloss-modpodge again. (This does not affect the shinyness of the glitter once its dry)
Now attach it all together!
Layer green feather over orange, & attach together at ends with "crimp bead". Try to angle the green feather out to one side, like a leaf. ;)
Cut the points off the orange feather, and round it out ...like a pumpkin.
Attach to earring hooks, and your done!