Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fabulous Quills

Remember this post last week?

One of the projects I wanted to delve into was these easy to make feather pens offered over at Design Sponge.

The directions are over at Design Sponge, but I have a couple of my own tips if you decide to make these.

- Michael's actually sells feathers that are already dyed dark blue on the tips. $1.99 gets you 2 dyed feathers. If you purchase the 4 pack of plain feathers for $1.99 you can dye your own with a box of royal blue Rit Dye. It's a bit more work but if you want to make a bunch of these, then it's the way to go.

- Making a lot of these at once seems to be more economical because you already have a hot dye bath going or have other items on hand that you may want to dye.

- Make sure you purchase the pen refills that are plastic, you have to trim them to fit inside the feather. I accidentally purchased metal refills and had to exchange them.

- I used hot glue to glue the pen refill into the feather. It also adds extra support.

I love how the pens glow in the sun!!!

"I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom."
~Jay Dratler

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