a gold dipped feather mobile is my fave

March 27, 2013

Today’s post is from sweet Joy, the gal behind Frock Files


Over the past six months, we’ve turned our second bedroom from a storage space to my office. Now that it’s finally cleared out I have lots and lots of wall space to fill, so I decided to create some of my own artwork. Gold dipped feathers seemed like the perfect thing to conjure magic when I’m feeling uninspired — and, in total, this project costs less than, say, a poster from Ikea.

To make your own you’ll need:
– 5 white turkey feathers
– Gold craft paint
– A jar or small cup
– An ice cube tray
– Gold glitter
– 1 spool embroidery floss
– 1 pants hanger
– White floral tape



1. Pour some gold paint into a cup or jar. Dip the end of a feather into the paint, then immediately cover in glitter. Rest on an ice cube tray or, really, anything that will allow the feather to balance while it dries. Repeat for four remaining feathers. Allow to dry.


2. Take the end of a feather and hold a piece of embroidery floss up against it. Secure the feather and floss together using floral tape. Continue with four remaining feathers, making each piece of embroidery floss a slightly different length.


3. Tie each feather to the pants hanger.


4. Hang somewhere visible. Have all house guests marvel at your artistic talents.


See more from Joy on Frock Files


  • On March 27, 2013 , Meg Sylvia said:

    Love it! Sounds so simple to make, but it looks great!

  • On March 27, 2013 , Lisette said:

    I love step 4. We all love a little validation every now and then.

  • On March 27, 2013 , Theresa said:

    Hee-hee, love step 4. Really love how these turned out – Magical and chic.

  • On March 27, 2013 , Stephanie said:

    Lovely! The white/gold combo is so elegant!

  • On March 27, 2013 , MJ @parscaeli said:

    What is it about gold glitter that makes it so amazing? I like the difference in texture with the feather and dipped gold. The hanger adds a great juxtaposition, too. xo

  • On March 27, 2013 , Julie said:

    What a fun project! This lovely mobile would make a great housewarming gift. 🙂

  • On March 28, 2013 , Polly Rowan said:

    Wow these are gorgeous!

  • On March 28, 2013 , Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said:

    OMG I looooove this!!!!!

  • On March 28, 2013 , Alana said:

    So pretty! What a simple & beautiful DIY.

  • On March 29, 2013 , Trude said:

    Just gorgeous! This project would never have occurred to me, love the end result (especially against that paint color).

  • On March 31, 2013 , Juja said:

    Very cool! So simple, but so awesome!

  • On April 8, 2013 , Amanda said:

    Love this! What is the paint color on the walls???

  • On April 8, 2013 , Joy said:

    Thanks, Amanda! The paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Gray.

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    I was wanting to make this, but I was wondering how big were the turkey feathers that you used in terms of length?

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