How To Create Standard Ostrich Feather Centerpieces
Using feathers that are all one color creates a sophisticated look that is very easy to create. White ostrich feathers* are the most popular color for this (but of course feel free to choose whatever color matches your decor!)
2. Start with bottom row (row one) of the bouquet holder.
3. Use one feather in every other section of the bottom row.
Stick the ends of the feathers into the floral foam in the bouquet holder, with the feathers pointing in a downwards direction
4. Move up to the row 2 in the bouquet holder and add one feather per section.
Point the feathers in a more outwards direction (although they probably still will be on a downwards slant).
4. Move up to the next row (if your bouquet holder has a really narrow row like mine does, skip it…it isn’t big enough for some of the feather stems to fit in). Add 1 feather per section (like you did in row 2) but have the feathers pointing on an upward angle. Try to space the feathers out so that they are not directly over the ones in the last row.
Don’t worry if it still doesn’t look right…it will all work out when you are finished!
5. Move up to the top row of the bouquet holder and add one feather in every other section like you did on the bottom row. These feathers should be pointing mostly more up and less out than the last row.
6. Finally, add 3 more feathers to the very top of the bouquet holder pointing up.
7. Take a look at your creation to see if there are any spots that seem a little sparse. Either re-position the feathers you already have or add more feathers to fill in the gaps.
You can re-use the bouquet holders for future feather centerpieces…just remove these feathers and use the same holes for the next color scheme!
If all you want is the standard feather centerpiece, you are done! But if you want to see some variations on feather colors and vase decor, click next to find some ways to dress up your ostrich feather centerpieces.