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How to Make a Feather Headdress Party Hat


Inside: How to make a DIY feather headdress

For a party hat with a touch of glamorous style, look no further than a very bold DIY feather headdress. Feathers with paint, glitter and bling – what else could a birthday girl ask for!?!

feather headdress

How to make a feather headdress

The first step to making this party hat is dying and glittering the feathers. Look for white feathers at your local craft store and paint the tops of each feather with acrylic watercolor paints. Add a pop of glitter with a foam brush before the paint is dry!

diy feather headdress

To make the feather headdress you will need a couple of larger feathers (painted and glittered), smaller feathers, ribbon, lace, and jewels.

Glue the large feathers to the back of the ribbon and let dry. Flip over and top the ribbon with a length of lace. Then lightly glue the jeweled bracelet or broach on top (thrift stores can be a great source for these). Flip back over and fill in the rest of the headdress by gently gluing on the smaller feathers.

how to make a feather headdress

The party doesn’t stop here

For more fun party hats like this DIY feather headdress, check out this pop-pom headband or this giant bow headband!

This Party hat series is styled and photographed by Carly Taylor under the creative direction of Victoria Hudgins for A Subtle Revelry.


  • jessica
    April 4, 2013 at 7:28 am

    how very flapperish! sweet. makes me want to have a grand hat making party. i’ve always wanted to have ah at making party. I also really like the red top/dress.

  • Christine
    April 4, 2013 at 7:50 am

    This is so cute, I need to find myself a party to wear this to now!

  • Wishy Washi Tape
    April 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Love that brooch!

  • Chloe @Ergo-Blog
    April 5, 2013 at 7:51 am

    This tutorial is absolutely adorable!! I have to pin it so I’ll remember it! =)

  • Joey
    April 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Definitely share worthy! How cool! I like your color choice!


  • Lisa
    April 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    So fun! Love the coloured and glittered feathers, great idea

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  • Kim
    July 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Nicely Done! Just bought a couple dozen turkey quills from www,SmileyMe,Com and am thinking my children would love making these this weekend. Thanks for your simple directions an easy to do photos too.


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