(Closed) My attempt to a feather bouquet PIC

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi,

 

I just made some feather balls for my brother’s engagement/reception. And it was so hard. You are winding up with the same problem I’d had. You’re gonna have to spray each feather with hair spray, comb them out with a tooth brush and THEN flat iron or curl them with a curling iron, but use an iron you don’t need because you might burn or crust it up on the process.

It took forever. Like 8 hours to do just one, and you have to keep them out of humidity. Either that or buy a different type of feather. It took me about 40 or 50 3-8 inch feathers to do a 3 inch ball. It was frigging crazy. If there’s an easier way, love to hear it. I tried using a feather boa. It looked what what you got as a result. Wound up having to poke the ball with each individual feather after straightening them out.

 

 

Post # 4
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Looks like fun to make! Some little flowers will look good in between the feathers.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@pittymama:  Wow!  That looks like it took a lot of time!  I agree that some gentle bling will really add to the bouquet.  I also agree with the process @honeybee1999: mentioned.  It sounds even MORE time consuming…but I love the body and style that bouquet has!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The party was March 3rd, but apparently, I don’t have pictures of the centerpieces on the actual tables. I have to find out if someone else took them. I was too busy hosting to even think about pictures.

 

But I just took a couple of them now, so you can see. They have been sitting in a box, so they were a little crushed as a result.

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh yeah, one more thing.

 

Once you make it, or them, you have to keep them on a pedestal with a bag (paper bag to reduce humidity and refrizzing) over them or else they will get bedhead. You see how mine got bedhead cause I left them crush against a wall in a box for 3 weeks? I’m kinda ticked at myself about that….

Personally, I think unless you know what you are doing — which I didn’t and probably still don’t — I would advise you to use feather accents with silk or real touch flowers.

And the bag will be helpful to keep off dust and dog hair. i see your dog gets into your projects, there. Mine do too. I have two huskies and their hair wound up in the feathers.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

“Bed head” how funny! I really like the black and red feather one. It looks sharp.

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