I found the cutest pack of feathers with various shades of pink and I thought they would be a great texture for a cone tree. I found this pack at Michaels. I also used a cone shaped foam from FloraCraft sold at Michaels Craft Store. These cones are made from recycled plastic. I also used craft glue from Crafters Square, which I bought at the Dollar Tree.
The first thing I did was sorted the feathers by size into piles.
I put a spot of glue to the top of the foam cone and stuck a feather to it. I used the smallest feathers on the top and went larger as I moved down the cone.
I attached a second feather right next to it. I positioned the feathers upside down with the center stick (not sure what it’s called! Is it a bone??) facing up.
I continued to glue the smallest feathers to the entire top perimeter of the cone.
I added a larger feather to the second feather layer underneath the first. I tucked the feather upwards underneath the feather above it.
I added the rest of the second feather layer, tucking each feather underneath the top ones.
I added the final layer of feathers and tucked them underneath the feathers at the second layer. It was a small cone and it only took 3 layers of feathers to cover the foam cone completely.
Voila! It’s complete. I have added to this years canvas and foam tree collection.
I should have glued the bottom larger feathers first so that I wouldn’t have struggled so much with tucking the bottom layers underneath the top with glue!
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