DIY: How to make Ostrich Feather tower vase arrangements
How to create ostrich feather centerpieces.
You will need feathers, Eiffel tower glass vases and lights for the inside of the vase , a Oasis straight handle Wedding Belle bouquet holders (to hold the feathers) and centerpiece table mirrors (optional).
The Oasis straight handle bouquet holder fits in the top of the vase and holds the feathers . It has a thin straight handle. You can cover the stem of the holder with tape if you need a tighter fit in the vase.
You could also use one of these floral foam holders:
7" round floral foam holder and the 6.5" floral foam holder. You will have to attach the floral foam to them with tape or uglu dashes.
Putting feathers in the bouquet holder: Start from the bottom of the straight handle bouquet holder and work your way up.
bouquet holder you use to put the feathers in. See all the bouquet holders
Use the shorter and wider feathers (drabs not plumes) for most of the arrangement. The drabs will give you fullness. Use the plumes for the top or wherever you want the feathers to be longer and flowing. Best to mix a few of the plumes into the arrangement when you have it almost done.
fyi: The Eiffel tower glass vases are not weighted so if you are having the event outdoors you will need to anchor them with floral clay. See all the tall vases.
Make your feather arrangements a few days before the event so the feathers have time to relax and get the proper shape.
The day of the event. Lift the bouquet holder out of the vase and place your lights (if you are using them) in the vase. Some Floralytes will fit but be sure to measure the top of the vase before purchasing them. The battery operated fairy lights on this page will fit in all tall vases nicely. If using the LED fairy lights, you will need to hide the battery pack in the feathers. You can also fill the vase with different vase fillers such as crystal fibers or Colorfill vase filler to hide the lights . The photo at the top shows a white frosted vase with lights inside.
Another alternative to light the vase is to use "under" vase lights to illuminate the vase from the bottom up.