I've coveted Martha's feather tree since I saw it in her holiday issue in 2008. Every time I walk by the feather aisle in the craft store, I think of it. This Christmas I got a gift card to Michael's from my secret Santa and I couldn't resist. It's most fun to get weird frivolous things (like 10 pounds of clay and feathers) than glue sticks and glitter when you are spending a gift!
Mine turned out a bit more soft and less uniform than hers (I'm sure her feathers cost more than $2.50 a bag too!) But I love how it turned out and my favorite part is the improvised tip that I made. If you venture into making a feather tree here's a quick little top that is super simple and costs pennies to make!
Take a super small Styrofoam ball (mine come in a mixed set of balls at the dollar store) and pierce it with a toothpick. Cover the entire ball with glue...
Then add your feather tree to wherever you need a little more snow in your life!