A great DIY feather boa tutorial – great for a kids party or a last minute cow boys and indians party – we did one of these when my daughter went as Pocahontas to a party.


  • 1 piece of felt (1 sheet does 2 headbands)
  • 1 pack of multi coloured feathers
  • lengths of elastic
  • 1 glue gun + glue sticks
  • 1 pair scissors


  1. Cut your felt in half
  2. fold your felt in half length wise
  3. lay elastic across the fold (elastic needs to be long enough to fit round your head)
  4. glue gun strips across both sides of the felt
  5. lay your feathers in the order you want them to sit on one side of the felt
  6. fold over the felt to seal in the elastic and feathers
  7. tie up the elastic and wear once glue is dry


The more colours and lengths of feathers the better! Unless your going as a flamingo.

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    • 13 Feb 2014
      4:49 pm

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  • Not what I pictured when I read feather boa. It’s more like an Indian headband. Great for dress ups


  • What a clever craft idea

    • This would be great for book week

      • Book week is fun to get dressed up in all sorts of things


  • A great craft idea for dress-up’s! Thanks!


  • This looks like fun! I’ll try it with my toddler!


  • A really great project! Thanks for sharing!


  • A good idea!


  • what a great idea, thanks for sharing


  • These look great. Thank you for sharing :)


  • A great idea for parties and dress up days; they look pretty!


  • Such a great idea I know have Indians running around


  • I wouldn’t have thought of folding the felt in half to secure the feathers better. This is why my costumes always fall apart, lol. Thanks for sharing.


  • this is great for hat parades at school

    • lol i thought boa’s went around your neck……


  • what a fun idea, thanks for sharing


  • Perfect! I need to make a feathered head band for a costume :-)


  • love this, we have so many feathers around here will try this one, thanks for sharing :)


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