DIY Feather Pendent

As the Kansas hunting season is coming to an end, I brought home more from our Wander Woman Kansas hunts than just memories. I started to collect feathers from each of our pheasant or waterfowl hunts. Even when I wasn’t successful harvesting a bird, my hunting partners were happy to share the feathers from their trip.

There are so many different crafts you can put together from all these feathers I have gathered, but one of my favorite crafts is a feather pendant for my new hats. It is a great way to showcase your successful time outdoors.


  • Your favorite hat

  • Selection of feathers you want to use

  • Scissors

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Black Felt

  • Shotgun Shell Casing

  • Drill

  • Twine (I found leather crafting string)

  • Pliers

  • Utility Knife

How-To Steps

1. Choose which shotgun shell casing you want to use. I started collecting options of ones I liked the most. You’ll also want to go with the high brass since there is more space to drill and glue your feathers.

2. I took the pliers to hold the shell tight while I used the drill to make the hole I will use to stuff feathers for the piece. I used a 3/16th drill bit, but you can use whatever size you think works for what you are designing.

3. Once you get the hole drilled in, you will want to cut off the plastic from the shell using your utility knife. I cut the plastic down towards the brass in fourths to make it easier to remove. Then you will want to clean up any excess plastic left on the brass.