Christmas Decor DIY with Paper Pads

Shannon Circle2Have you ever heard the phrase, sometimes less is more? Today, I am showing you an easy way to add a lot of impact with just a few (7 to be exact) feathers from the incredibly versatile Project Pads offered at Paper House…these Project Pads can be used for a multitude of projects.

I used the Feathers Project Pad for the altered frame you see below.  Yes, that’s it. That’s all I needed to create the effect needed, which was golden, feathery, white and gentle.

I bought a bare frame and painted it as shown.

Next, I actually covered the glass pane that came with the frame with chalkboard paint. I then got to work hand lettering the fitting lyrics, and then went over them with white glitter glue so there was a bit of magic. Adding two tacks (eyeball this) in each corner, created the perfect placement for the feathers. I  used a hole punch to punch holes in each feather, going for different lengths  and sizes.  Green twine was the perfect touch as the feathers were strung “on the line”.   After the twine was pulled taught and  wrapped around the tacks, I added a bow and bell for each corner.   A little  glitter added here and there, and  we can call the project  finished !  Thanks for letting me share with  you!

PHP FEATHERS Project, 11-2017, Shannon M.

I wanted  you to see a close up of those gold foil feathers because they are really, really perfect for the holidays as a perfect punch of holiday shine.  Just take a look!!

PHP FEATHER SHOT, 11-2017, Shannon M.

 I hope I could inspire you to create something for others or yourself in preparation of the upcoming holidays! Have a great day!

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving in the US is coming up quickly and requires all kinds of ingredients for the perfect day. I knew I needed to start working on one ingredient:  cute decor for my table.  With just a few simple ingredients I was able to pull together an adorable turkey and some napkin rings: the most important ingredient being the Feathers Project Pad.  Christine joining you today to showcase my fun DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor.

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor

Combining the feathers with a couple of circles, some Autumn Woods washi tape, empty toilet paper rolls, and enamel dots; I was able to make both the turkey and some napkin rings.  Here’s the whole process in a quick video!

I can’t even tell you how much fun it was to put this turkey together!  I love it when the project comes together and is just super fun!

PaperHouseTurkey3

Look at all those pretty patterns in the feathers! I love that the colors coordinate so nicely so that the patterns aren’t overwhelming.  In addition to the turkey I created some napkin rings using the same ingredients!

Napkin closeup

So there you have it, simple ingredients that come together to make some beautiful decor!