Peacock feathers are known for their bright coloring and beautiful patterns. Most peacock, or peafowl, feathers feature shades of blues and greens. People often collect peacock feathers to use as a decoration and in craft projects and costumes. It is important to care for and store peacock feathers properly if you plan to keep them for a long time and want them to keep their shimmering coloring.

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You can keep peacock feathers a long time if you care for them properly.

Step 1

Clean newly acquired feathers to remove any dirt or debris. Soak them in cold water and gently wipe the dirt away.

Step 2

Rinse the feathers with lukewarm water and place them in a box. Sprinkle hardwood sawdust over the top of the feathers to remove moisture. Remove the feathers and shake them gently to remove the sawdust.

Step 3

Dust peacock feathers often with a feather duster or microfiber cleaning cloth to remove dust.

Step 4

Clean peacock feathers every few months to remove any built-up dust or dirt. Wipe each feather gently with a clean, damp cloth.

Step 5

Store feathers that are not on display in a cedar or airtight box. Keep moth flakes in the box to prevent damage from moths.