Sunday, April 29, 2012

DIY :: stationary set

This weekend's DIY project is perfect for Mother's Day. There is nothing more personal than a custom stationary set complete with hand-dyed feather pens! For under $20 bucks you can create a magical gift that is one of a kind. Hey, you could make one for yourself cause it looks pretty amazing on your desk too!

feathers (I bought mine at Michaels)
pen inserts
rit dye - pick 3 colors that you love
mason jars or bowls to place the dye in
envelope liner template
double sided tape or gluestick

 Fill mason jars halfway with hot water and add your rit dye
 Place wet feathers into the jars, let stand for about 5 minutes. The longer the feathers sit, the more saturated the color will be!
 After you reach your desired color, flip the feathers over and soak the other half in a different color dye
 Remove the ink cartridge from a pen using needle nosed pliers, if you have em!
 Cut the pen to the length of the white stem of the feather
 Insert the pen into the feather and there you have it! Gorgeous hand dyed feather pens!
 Print your design and wrap it up!

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