My son and daughter-in-law have a peacock, a peahen, and just recently, their first peachick! (The chick’s name is Pea-Diddy;-) Of course, they collect peacock feathers off the ground whenever they find them. Since my daughter-in-law is pretty crafty, I decided to round up several tutorials for making gorgeous peacock feather decorations. (Friends of theirs are getting married this summer and the color scheme for the wedding is… you guessed it, peacocks! Hopefully they’ll get some decorating ideas here!)
Peacock feathers are considered good luck. Hindus believe they bring prosperity into a home decorated with them. So with that in mind, let’s get started. By the way, don’t worry if you don’t know anybody with peacocks. You can buy peacock feathers online or at craft stores for around $1.00 apiece.
Peacock Feather Decorations for the Home
This gorgeous peacock feather wreath is from The Shabby Creek Cottage. Gina provides great instructions for making your own by starting with a wire wreath form.
Myra from My Blessed Life has a tutorial for this pretty gold peacock wreath. She said it took her all of ten minutes to make!
The most coveted peacock feathers are sword feathers and eye feathers. HGTV tells you how to make this marvelous wreath starting with a foam wreath.
Jen Selk embellished a round mirror by adding peacock feathers. She shows you all the steps so you can do it yourself.
Sarah from Random Thoughts And Feelings displayed a peacock feather in a glass bottle. She tells her secrets for getting it in there just right!
Here’s another feather in glass, this time a Christmas ornament. Addison from Changing My Destiny shows you how.
Simply Fun Stuff has a great tutorial for decoupaging with peacock feathers. It’s pretty simple, but quite effective.
Peacock Feather Decorations for the Body
Simply Allis has a great tutorial for making earrings out of peacock feathers. Even if you don’t have experience making jewelry, you can make these.
Here’s a similar tutorial from Vintaj Blog, but she uses two peacock feathers per earring.
How do you like this 1920s speakeasy peacock feather headpiece? My Dream To Life shows you how to put it together.
Intimate Weddings has a tutorial for this pretty DIY peacock feather fascinator. Wouldn’t these look gorgeous on bridesmaids?
If you like the idea of peacock feathers in your hair, but a more simpler version than above, try these peacock bobby pins from Shannon Makes Stuff.
Instructables has a wonderful tutorial for making a peacock feather boutonniere. They’d look great on the groomsmen!
Peacock Feather Decorations for the Table
Jonathan from eHow shows you how to make peacock feathers into placemats. You can make them for a few dollars each instead of the $100 each they cost retail stores.
Kirsty Neale shows you how to make peacock feather and leather napkin rings. I love the juxtaposition of the delicate feathers and the masculine leather.
Although this napkin fold isn’t made using peacock feathers, I thought I’d throw in this peacock napkin fold tutorial from Sondra Lyn At Home.
The above napkin fold would complement any peacock-themed party or wedding, especially if you used a shimmering napkin such as Bright Setting’s Majestic napkins. They come in 39 glorious colors that simulate Dupioni silk. The Royal, Emerald, Purple, and Turquoise fabrics would look especially good on a peacock-themed table:
Underneath all those beautiful peacock table decorations, try a Bright Settings’ Peacock tablecloth. This polyester fabric is durable and easy to launder. The beautiful jewel-tone feathers on a black background look majestic. For a quick centerpiece, add peacock feathers to a jewel-toned or gold vase. Not only will the peacock feathers make your house look beautiful, they’ll bring you good luck and prosperity too!