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>Project ReStyle: Birds of a Feather(duster)

02/23/2011 25 Comments

>Project ReStyle: Birds of a Feather(duster)

02/23/2011 25 Comments

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The inspiration for this ReStyle came straight from the pages of this month’s InStyle magazine, in Jenni’s DIY column (by the way, do yourself a favor and add her blog, I Spy DIY, to your blogroll). I bought this feather duster years ago for a costume party and was pretty disappointed to learn afterward that it doesn’t clean worth a hill of beans. I’d forgotten all about it until I came across Jenni’s idea of using its feathers for an easy DIY clutch. 
Read more for details! 

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It’s really pretty simple. All you need is a feather duster, a clutch (I picked this one up at a thrift store for $3) and a hot glue gun. 
Start by cutting off the feathers as close to the base as possible. 
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My clutch had a flap, which looking back, wasn’t exactly ideal. I should have used a flat one with a zipper closure, but whatevs. I hot glued the feathers on in a row, cutting them to a length so they just overlapped the bottom of the flap. 

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Then I kept gluing in layers, working my way over the top and toward the back, covering the quills as I worked. [Tip: make sure you glue down the tips of the quills so they don’t poke out of the feathers]. 

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When I reached the top of the clutch, I folded the feathers over and glued them down on either side. 

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Finally, I repeated the layers from the front on the back side, covering the tips of the quills under other feathers as I went, and glued a few feathers down the sides of the clutch to cover as much ivory leather as possible.  

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From start-to-finish, the project took about 40 minutes. Clean-up took a good chunk of that time, because little pieces of down floated everywhere. But I’m happy with the result!

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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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25 Comments

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  • Scarlet 06/03/2011 at 9:57 pm

    I guess this is proof I just do NOT understand fashion…

    • keiralennox 06/03/2011 at 10:06 pm

      I definitely don’t carry this little number every day, but every once in a while it’s fun to bring out :) I just really enjoy the creative part of doing these kinds of projects — and there are some awesome DIY ideas out there for all kinds of styles and tastes! Check out PS, I Made This (www.psimadethis.com).

  • Amy 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Super cute idea and not hard to do.http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

  • grace - stripes & sequins 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >oh my god – i love this!!!nice job!xx gracestripesandsequinscompsst – check out my faux fur neckwarmer DIY!

  • grace - stripes & sequins 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >PS – Added you to my blog roll tonight. :)

  • From Suns To Moons 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Ooh la la!

  • Justine @ Just Better Together 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >this is super creative!Just Better Together

  • Justine @ Just Better Together 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >this is super creative!Just Better Together

  • Jamillah 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >totally great!!! thanks so much for sharing!

  • Wobisobi 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >OMG that is so great !!!!!!! I LOVE it!

  • Sara_ItsAboutTheLook 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >I read that DIY and totally planned on making this clutch!! I love how yours came out!

  • workitChristine 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Wow! Very creative! Now you'll have to show us what outfits you put it with :)http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

  • Pamacreman 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >I love it !!

  • Libby, Vintage Aplomb 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Oh my gosh this is so cool! I just happened upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did! It's lovely! :)

  • Libby, Vintage Aplomb 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Oh my gosh this is so cool! I just happened upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did! It's lovely! :)

  • Anjela 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Awesome DIY! Just found your blog through Kendi's list of remixers-and I'm so glad I did! I'm your newest 'follower' hehe!

  • ISpyDIY 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >LOVE!!! Looks SO great!!! xo Jenniwww.ispy-diy.com

  • ISpyDIY 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >LOVE!!! Looks SO great!!! xo Jenniwww.ispy-diy.com

  • Kimberly Anne 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >OH my gosh! It looks so perfect! I LOVE the finished product. I'd have been sneezing the entire time with all of the feather remnants!

  • Kimberly Anne 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >OH my gosh! It looks so perfect! I LOVE the finished product. I'd have been sneezing the entire time with all of the feather remnants!

  • Katie 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >what a fantastic idea! I JUST saw a chair at Bloomies with the same detail on on the back and thought…brilliant! such an easy DIY idea. You gave me confidenct, girl! thanks!xox

  • Keira Lennox 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Thanks Mom :-)

  • Keira Lennox 05/17/2011 at 12:31 am

    >Thanks Mom :-)

  • punk rawk purl 05/17/2011 at 12:30 am

    >this is such an awesome ReStyle! love it!

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