I’ll admit it, guys, when I first started painting over these little guinea feathers with Mod Podge, I immediately started doubting myself. The first glop of Mod Podge hit the soft down of the feathers, and everything stuck to itself in a little brown and white mess. Was this going to work? Why hadn’t I thought about what happens to feathers when they get wet? But as I craft-panicked, I started brushing the feather gently. And something magical happened – the feather obeyed the brush! And so, I merrily continued on with my feather DIY Easter eggs until they were all Mod Podged and ready for their nest.
- Darice Wooden Eggs
- Darice Guinea Feathers
- Mod Podge Matte
- White Craft Paint
- Darice Paint Tray/Paper Plate
I originally envisioned that I would paint the eggs shades of blue and white, but after I painted the first egg white, I realized that it was the best color for the project.
I applied a thin coat of white craft paint and let it dry before applying a second coat.
In the meantime, I prepared my feathers. All of that fluff at the end of the feathers doesn’t work well with Mod Podge, if you can imagine. I trimmed off of the fluffy bits and left the black and white polka-dotted feather for Mod Podging.
It will look like a fox has gotten into the hen house once you’ve finished your feather-trimming!
I applied a few brushstrokes of Mod Podge onto the egg and then laid the feather atop the egg. I applied a few more strokes of Mod Podge atop the feather, trying to position the feather tendrils (is that the right word?) in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Continue to adhere the feathers around the egg until it’s adequately covered.
We happened to have a paint tray hanging around our craft cart, so I used them to hold the eggs up while they dried.
Each egg got a thin coat of Mod Podge as they sat in the paint tray, and then I let them sit for the remainder of the day (or until no longer tacky, if patience is not your virtue).
I grabbed an old silver bowl and filled it with moss. I think that this vignette is a natural compliment to the feather eggs.