We’re still reeling from the beauty of today’s styled shoot from Natalie Spencer and Darling & Daisy — and I’m sure you are too! Luckily for both of us, Natalie’s back to share how she made those fantastic Cupid wings. Not only are these perfect for a bit of dress-up, but they make an eye-catching backdrop for a dessert table!

DIY feather wings

For this project, you will need:
-white feathers (we used 10 bags for these large wings)
-gold spray paint
-thin elastic
-hot glue gun & glue sticks
-2 pieces of foam board
-utility knife

DIY feather wings
DIY feather wings
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1. Draw out the shape you would like the wings to be on one piece of the foam board.

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2. Using the utility knife, cut along the line, place on the other piece of foam board and trace. Save the scraps for later.

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3. Glue feathers in rows, starting at the bottom and overlapping slightly. Turn over and cover the other side with feathers as well.

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4. Repeat step 3 on the second wing.

5. With the left over foam board, cut out a large rectangle and score down the middle, just enough to fold easily.

6. Cut elastics long enough to go around shoulders and hot glue to the rectangle piece of foam board near where you scored it.

feather wing tutorials
DIY feather wings

7. Hot glue the piece of foam board with attached elastics to the wings.
DIY feather wings
DIY feather wings

8. Spray paint and you’re done!

  • Wow those are beautiful!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  • Even the pencil is adorable! These turned out amazing.

  • Super tutorial – thanks for sharing! Love the concept of using them as a backdrop

  • my little girl is going to love these :) I’ll send you a picture once they are finished

  • I’m going to make this for my daughter’s next costume <3

  • Nancy Carr

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing how to do this.

  • Cute! I esp love the heart! :)

  • complimenti!!!!!!!

  • Chris Steller

    I would love to know if there is a DIY for the bow and arrows. They are beautiful!

  • Jessica

    Is there a diy for the bow and arrow? They are beautiful.

  • Suzanne Sonnier

    Thanks! Very helpful for my daughter’s Greek goddess costume!