A Parrot Head

I have been a crafting maniac this week.

Most of my “mad scientist” creating [IT’S ALIVE!] was in preparation for our fun-filled, Jimmy Buffett weekend.

Why?

Well, let me be the one to tell you: “Parrot Heads” do not mess around. They go all out for his concerts with elaborate outfits, amusing hats, and such. And last year, I had no idea and found this ALL out a little too late [whomp, whomp, whomp], but this year . . . this year WILL be different. I was not about to let another costuming opportunity slip through these fingertips ;) SO, that’s the reason I decided to make myself a head wreath, not of flowers, but of feathers!

Can someone say birds on the brain?

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Supplies:

Colorful Feathers

Hanging Wire

Crafting Wire

Wire Cutters

Before we begin, I need to preface this by saying, I have honestly never made a head wreath, BUT since I truly believe in the whole “if there’s a will, there’s a way” concept, I thought I could probably figure it out. I already had the wire cutters and the hanging wire [leftover from BLANK], so all I had to really buy was the colorful feathers and crafting wire – making this project one of the cheapest D.I.Y.’s I have ever done!

For the first step, I cut a long piece of the hanging wire and sized it to my large noggin.

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Next, I looped the ends together, twisted them, and snipped off the excess.

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Now, here is the part where I had no bloody idea what I was doing [lol], but I went for it anyway. I cut a three-inch piece of crafting wire, picked a feather from the bowl, and started wrapping the feather with the crafting wire around the hanging wire.

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Then, you take the above step and repeat it over and over and over again.

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As I went along, I did find that it was easier to wrap the crafting wire around the hanging wire first and then place the feather. Live and you learn, right?!

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And there you have it, folks! A feather wreath for a Parrot Head and the best part is there’s no real way to mess it up :D all you need to do is decide where and which way you want each feather to lay and GO!

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“Strange bird from a different nest. Flying low not like all the rest.“ – Jimmy Buffett

I cannot wait to share the pictures of our complete ensemble!

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