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The Lifestyle blog of Katie Storms.: something simple, something sweet, something styled.

27 October 2011

{something threads and feathers} autumn feather centerpieces

Laura over at Violet Bella is one of my favorite artists. Her style exudes a life of relaxation and art. I adore it. For the past month, she's been hosting guest feather projects. And it gave me some inspiration today.

I started with some vintage and craft supplies I've had in my art supply box for years: vintage wooden spools and feathers. And it was the simplest DIY I've designed for quite some time.

Supplies: vintage wooden spools, with or without threads; feathers of your choice.

Step One: Select your feathers and spools. I went with an array of autumn tones.
Step Two: Arrange your feathers in groupings of 3-6.
Step Three: Insert the feathers into the open end of your spool.
Step Four: Arrange as you wish.

I arranged a large number of them for a bigger impact with the candles I always have in the dining room. I think it added a nice layer of height. I created the table runner using vintage dictionary pages, using the starting pages for the letters G-I-V-E-T-H-A-N-K-S. It's a simple autumn centerpiece that will last beautifully through the end of November. It just brings a smile to my face.

Thanks, Laura, for the inspiration. And thank you art supply box for a stash of spools, threads, and feathers.

xo, katie


  1. katie, i loved this so much! yay! so glad you were inspired, and i LOVE what you came up with! so creative!

  2. Thanks, Laura! You are too sweet to visit. Thank you. Thank you. Threads and feathers just make the home more autumn:)

  3. Oh my gosh these are gorgeous.