pinterest challenge: map feather ornaments

November 2, 2011

map feathers
As I've mentioned before, I am pretty addicted to Pinterest. So, it's always fun when Young House Love hosts a pinterest challenge. Gets me motivated to try out one of the million projects I've pinned.

I saw these hymn page feathers from Todolwen a few months ago and have been meaning to try them. My spin on them is that instead of using hymn pages--I used maps.

Mostly because I love maps and I picked up an old atlas at Goodwill a few months ago with the intent of using the pages as gift wrap.

The tutorial is pretty straightforward--I followed it exactly. The only thing I would add is that it is really important to get the wire glued down straight. (As a pretty hasty/messy crafter, I didn't get that on the first attempt, but I figured it out and regrouped.)
map feather christmas ornaments
My original idea for these was to use them as Christmas tree ornaments. But as it is November, I do not yet have a tree from which to hang them--thus, the lovely branch. But you can kind of imagine them on a tree...I think they will look pretty.
map feather tree ornaments
A partridge in a map feather tree? (Sorry, this is the best I can do. I'll try to remember to take some pictures of them hanging from our Christmas tree once we actually get one.)
map feather rose tree
I had some pretty roses and I couldn't resist....
map feather gift topper
If for some reason they don't look good on an actual Christmas tree, I'm using them as gift toppers.

Have you tried anything out that you first saw on Pinterest?

Check out the other projects at Katie’sAna’sErin’s, and Young House Love.

(After typing this post, I read Emily Henderson's gift guide which features some absolutely amazing globemen (snowmen made from globes) and a giant "joy to the world" wall map--these map feathers would go great with those globemen! Check them out here.)

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