The presents are bought. The tree and decorations sparkle invitingly and the excitement is building. Christmas is not far away and there’s still the table left to do and ideas are running as low as the funds to decorate it. I love a formal table, our dining room doesn’t get used that often but when it does I like to go to town. A friend recently gave me some beautiful pheasant tail feathers and I’ve been drumming my fingers and scratching my head thinking of a way to use them. Originally I wanted to create a pheasant feather wreath but after a quick calculation I realised I could never collect enough free ones. And to buy them would have cost a fortune so I went with a Peacock Feather Wreath instead. Then a light bulb moment hit, I could use them to make place cards holders for the Christmas dinner table! So here’s my DIY Pheasant Feather Christmas Place Cards. They look fab and cost a fraction of anything you’ll find on the High Street.
What You Will Need for Your DIY Pheasant Feather Christmas Place Cards
Simple Steps To Follow To Make Your DIY Pheasant Feather Christmas Place Cards
First things first, let’s make the name cards. I chose to design mine in photoshop which I printed straight on to card. But you can use word or even just write your guests names straight on to card if you prefer. Then all you need to do is cut them out.
Now make a hole in the top of each cork (I bought mine in Wilko’s) using a fine knitting needle, skewer or something similar. All you have to do now is push a feather or 2 into each hole. I used a larger and smaller feather for each one.
Using your craft knife now cut a small slice in to the cork in front of the feathers at a jaunty angle and insert your name card.
Finally add a bit of ribbon, tulle or twine at the base of the feathers in a colour to compliment your festive tables overall scheme.
Well, what do you think. Super easy, not a glue gun in sight! Takes only a few minutes to make too and I hope you agree, looks stunning as well! I love to hear what you think of them, please do leave me a comment and let me know if you’re going to give this ‘How To’ a go.