The words “feather boa” used to mean a long scarf-type piece that was made of feathers. Some of today’s feather boas, especially those made for little girls, don’t feature feathers on the scarf at all. Instead, the boa is more like a feathery, furry-type stuff that might not even have a name. They’re cute, though, and young girls love wearing them while playing dress-up. Whether your girl has boas that feature real feathers or unnamable feathery material those boas can be used to decorate many other things.
Take a 3″ piece of boa that doesn’t feature really long feathers and wrap it around the top of a pencil. When you’re finished wrapping the boa you should not be able to see the eraser. Glue on wiggly eyes and a tiny pom-pom nose and you’ve got a cool, fuzzy-head pencil person. They’re adorable!
Wrap a length of any type of feather boa around a small cardboard box and make an accessory holder. Start at the top perimeter of the box and work your way down, gluing the boa here and there, until the entire outside of the box (except the bottom) is covered. This pretty box can sit on a night stand to hold eyeglasses and tv remote or can be placed on a desk to hold writing implements.
Make matching desk accessories to go with the above feather boa box and you’ll have a complete set. Glue a feather boa to a picture frame by starting at one corner and going up, over, down and across, again and again, until you get closer and closer to the glass. Use a little glue or tape to hold the boa, here and there, and cover the entire front of the frame.
Take small cups, like those from gelatin, pudding or even yogurt, and wrap them in lengths of boas. These little cuties can hold rubber bands, paper clips, push pins and even jewelry.
Take a cheap, plastic sun visor and make it into a fashion statement by using a feather boa of any type. Where the visor wraps around the forehead, there’s sort of a band shape, and this is where you will glue the boa. Glue it from one earpiece to the other going across the band shape. Make the visor even more glamorous by adding fake jewels to the bill of the visor.
Turn ordinary throw pillows into boa pillows by using fabric glue or needle and thread. Position the end of the boa at the corner of a square pillow and sew or glue the boa all the way around the perimeter. Do the same to a circular pillow. These make regular pillows look like they’re made for little girls. In fact, all of the above crafts take ordinary things and turn them into specialty items for little girls. They’ll love them all!