Monday, November 7, 2011

thanksgiving feathers and sweaters

I created a very simple thanksgiving display using sweaters and handmade paper feathers.

I got the idea for the feather recently when I spotted this on Pinterest.

 {find the tutorial here.}

I don't usually like a lot of thanksgiving decorations (turkeys, etc.).  In fact, I just went through a box and took practically everything to the consignment store to sell.  I grouped the sweater vases and feather with one sign I kept and a pumpkin leftover from Halloween.

These sweater vases add some texture and interest, while still keeping it neutral.  You could use an old sweater and just cut off the arms, but I used a pair of leg warmers I figured I wouldn't be wearing in the next couple of weeks.  I just tucked some glass cups from the kitchen cupboard inside them and pushed in the excess.


The feather was super easy to make and only took a couple of minutes.  This is the kind of thanksgiving decoration I like, simple, cozy, and no turkey in sight!


keep primping,


  1. Sweet! I love neutrals too and the clean look it creates. I think I would like to try my hand at making paper feathers!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. Very cute, Michele!! The sweater candles look perfect for Christmas! And I love the try making a few of those!!

    Have a wonderful week!


  3. This is the first time I've seen the idea for a paper's pretty cool! The vignette looks very nice.

  4. Wow - love that feather! I have so much sheet music, I'll have to definitely try that too! Thanks for sharing.


  5. I love your understated vignette and neutral palette. And yep, I'm loving that cute little feather too!


  6. i love it i really like the sweater vases xxx