Do you ever have the urge to hand paint feathers then sprinkle them with glitter? Oh, you don't? Umm... ya... me neither.
Except I do... and I did... and no, that doesn't mean I have so much time on my hands that I couldn't possibly find anything to do other than hand paint feathers. I'm busy, you're busy, we're all busy. Certain things suffer... *cough* like the dishes *cough* or the laundry *cough* or the other housework *cough*... but I found sitting down hand painting feathers while all the kids in the house napped to be remarkably therapeutic.
Here are just a few pictures of my hand painted feathers turned into a cupid's arrow.
Tools and supplies - paint, glitter, and heavy card stock in the color of your choice (I went with gold), a thick wooden skewer (or twig, or something else that resembles a stick), feathers, and some type of yarn to wrap around the base of the feathers.
I know some of these look like they were 'dipped', but they aren't. I had painted each one in a relatively short amount of time. I suppose you could try spray paint but you would need to somehow weigh the feather down and I think it would be more difficult than just doing it by hand.
I then hot glued them to one end of the skewer and made an 'arrow' out of the card stock for the other end. I created a 'pocket' by not gluing both sides of the arrow together to allow me to stick the end of the skewer inside.
Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with it. But for now, it sure looks pretty just sitting there.