One of the big materials in event décor right now is ostrich feathers. They can impart so much style, texture, and sophistication it's easy to see why they are so popular.
If you are thinking about using ostrich feathers at your next event, consider building them into your centerpieces. It doesn't matter if you're planning a wedding, a birthday, a gala they make a glamorous addition.
From the Top
First off, you will want to start with a fairly slender glass vase, roughly two feet tall. This way, even with such a dramatic centerpiece, event attendees won't be visually blocked from other people sharing the table. You will also want the glass to be fully colored internally, so that if you use Floralytes in the stem you'll get good illumination while covering up the “hardware.”
When looking at feathers, color choices are absolutely endless, so it's really up to you if you want to go for a mix of the event’s colors, a bright uniformity, or something more neutral, like white black or beige.
Feathering the Details
Now the fun part, creating your centerpieces. Place a foam bouquet holder at the top of the stem. Then, turning the vase as you go, start pushing the feathers into the bouquet holder. Begin the first layer at the base at a 45-degree angle from the vase, and then switch to a 90-degree angle for the second layer.
The final layer should be somewhat more vertical. Use any remaining feathers to fill in the gaps, and that's it. Each centerpiece should use a minimum of 15 feathers, but you can use as many as 40. If you want to opt for a high number of feathers, use different sizes to achieve the ideal aesthetic. If you want to make sure you're getting the best price and quality for your materials, think about purchasing Do It Yourself centerpiece kits online. Wholesale Event Solutions is a great online vendor. Visit them at http://www.eventswholesale.com.
Keep in mind you can reuse the centerpieces for all kinds of events.
Event planners will definitely want to invest in several, with plenty of additional color choices, but even brides who look forward to entertaining for family and friends will find countless uses for them. By using quality materials, and a simple technique like this, your centerpieces will be truly beautiful and professional, sure to amaze your guests and clients, year after year.