This is a great alternative to a flower arrangement and it lasts forever. Just a little dusting and you will have something unique and beautiful that no one else will have.
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Draw out your feathers in different lengths and widths with the permanent marker.
SUGGESTION: Make them anywhere from 5â€ to 15 inches long and 2â€-3â€ wide.
With your tin shears carefully cut out the feathers.
Going up one side, start making your feather strands about 1/8 inch wide as shown.
NOTICE: There will be a natural curve to the feather while you are cutting which gives it a great shape.