These are cheap and easy and are actually outlasting the store bought ones. I cut a dowel rod so it was 2 feet long, drilled a hole in one end and tied a nylon string through it. I used embroidery thread to tie on feathers and a bell, using a fly fishing method I think, so its nice and tight. I added a drop of hot glue in the middle of the feathers too. I just painted them to make them look more fun.