I have fallen head over heels in love with all of the the gold-dipped feathers that I have seen on Pinterest. Plain, ordinary craft feathers are transformed into chic, sophisticated little works of art with just the addition of some shiny gold paint.
I thought to myself that if gold-dipping the tips of feathers looks so great, why not paint the whole feather gold, and add some sparkly gold glitter to the top? If some gold is great then a lot of gold would be spectacular, right?
To create these beautiful gold glittered feathers, all I did was paint the feathers gold with a paintbrush and Martha Stewart gold metallic craft paint. Immediately after painting each feather, I sprinkled some gold glitter all over the top (Martha Stewart brand again), and then gently shook the feathers so remove the excess glitter.
Let dry, and voila! Super easy and extremely cheap glittered gold feathers, perfect for the Thanksgiving table! I added a little tag with names to them, and will use them as name cards on Thanksgiving.
As with most projects involving glitter, the glitter does tend to leave a little trail everywhere it goes. BUT, I have a solution! In past glitter projects, I have sprayed Krylon’s Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze over the top of my dried projects to seal them, and it has worked perfectly to stop the glitter trail. It seals in the glitter, and yet still lets the sparkly brillliance shine through!