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#1 How To Assemble the Eiffel Tower Vase Arrangements
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#1 How To Assemble the Eiffel Tower Vase Arrangements

Assembling Ostrich Feather Centerpieces-Please print from this page-we will NOT send.

FREE___How to Assemble the Eiffel Tower Arrangement with Ostrich Feathers-

We have sold this Ostrich and Eiffel Tower kits and all supplies for over 3 years. We are the originators and designers of this Wedding and Party Display arrangement kit. While copied by many no one sells the selection of Vases-Lights-Tops and Ostrich Feathers we have.

Items needed to make Centerpieces.

Eiffel Tower Vases – Tall Hand Blown Glass quality vases available in 3 sizes-20"-24" and 28" tall-AND 3 colors, CLEAR, WHITE and the CLASSY FROSTED WHITE vases. Our Eiffel tower vases are heavy and have a large mouth. Make sure if you have your own vases they will be large enough to fit the Light Ups- the lights may not fit all the way to the bottom but will fit in all the vases we sell and light up the vases.

Light Ups- our own lights we make and import from China light up the vases when put inside Eiffel tower vases. While white is the most popular Light Up, they also come in several other colors. Light Ups are battery, small, disposable, self-powered lights that can light up any area needing light from Vases-Arrangements-Balloons-Napkins-and more. They do have an On-Off Pull Tab and batteries are included. They are a throw away after use but ours do have an on-off switch extending use till needed. The lights will fit in the tops of all our vases but may not fit to the bottom. Check you vase to be sure they will fit, the size is listed of the light ups.

Ostrich Feathers -3 types we sell-in White- Ostrich Drabs and Ostrich Floss Feathers and the NICEST the Ostrich Femina Feathers, all are great for centerpieces. Ostrich feathers are available in just about any color imaginable. The Drabs are available from us in many lengths from 6-9", 9-12" and 13-16" and 17-19" and 21-25" lengths vary in a pack-they are a wide long stiffer feather. The Wispy Floss Feathers are only in White- 13-19" in Length and really give that Flowing waterfall effect to arrangements. The FEMINAS are the Nicest-Widest-Fluffiest of all Ostrich feathers, ours are 14-17" in length and are the ones used in most pictures with the Really nice faethers in them. MIX and MATCH sizes and styles for a great look.

Eiffel Tower Tops - Foam holders are used to hold the ostrich feathers in place. The holders have a stem under the foam which should be placed into the eiffel tower vases, the feathers can be placed with the holder in the vase or out and palced in after done. The stem on the holder can be cut if in the way of the lights. If you want the tops in tight just wrap tape around the stems till tight-may require many wraps to fit-a clear tape or white tape will work. Use the MEDIUM Tops for the 16-20" and the LARGE Tops for the 24-28" towers if using feathers.

12 Eiffel Tower Vase CLEAR 20 12-28

12-16 White 100 Drab Ostrich Feather Eiffel Vase 13-16

INSTRUCTIONS: To make the ostrich feather centerpieces. Examples above. The bottom left picture shows just Floss Feathers and the bottom right shows just the Drab Feathers. Top right shows over 40 Drab feathers per 20" frosted white vase.

Place the feathers into your foam tops, if you have to cut the quills cut at an angle, with scissors. Start with a bottom row and place in around the holder, an odd number is beat and then layer up. Use the larger feathers towards the bottom and the smaller as you reach the top, mixing different types of Ostrich feathers enhances the arrangement.. Finally, place your Light Ups into your vase pointing down if they don’t go all the way to the bottom of the vases or some up if they do. The feathers will give the desired look by adding in the Floss Feathers and mixing with the Drab Feathers or just using one of the types. Turn on the Light Ups when ready to set out. The Feathers can be fluffed up by lightly blowdrying and shaking.

Frequently asked QUESTIONS?

Can more of all items be puchased?

Yes Feathers-tops-towers and lights can be bought from Six Star Sales but minimum amounts are set for each item. Vases are only sold in cases of 12- we have learned with many cases shipped that breakage rarely occurs in solid cases but greatly increases with odd amounts.

How tall should my centerpieces be? For savings buy smaller vases and palce on a small pedestal for height.

The vases we have are 20"or 24" or 28" in height to avoid obstruction of guest view depending on your budget and look desired. We do have a small amount at times of 16" too.

How many feathers do I need for each vase?

In our set ups we give from 15-25 feathers per vase and more can be bought. For a fuller look, you can use as many as 40. The feathers can be mixed, different sizes and need to be arranged by layering.

MAKE the arrangements the night before if using just Drab Feathers - gives them time to fall and droop a little-feathers can be lightly blow dried to fluff also.

How many Light Ups should I use in each vase? They are not reqired but are impressive! There may be a line from the lights that we just cannot get to show in the pics. And again the lights will fit in the vases-though not to the bottom.

Normal amounts based on eiffel tower vase size: 1 light will light up a vase-but if you want bright-
20” - 2 Light Ups per vase
24” - 2 Light Ups per vase
28” – 3 Light Ups per vase - 2 will work but 3 look better.

How long will the Light Ups last? Yes batteries are included in Light Ups, But are not replaceable.

Regular Use- Lasts 16-18 hours continously on, but ours have an off-on switch.
Underwater Use- Lasts approx. 6-8 hours. If wet may not be able to switch off until dry though.

NEW Water Pearls to REALLY Light up your vases!

What a look-Clear Water Pearls and colored lights light up and bounce the light around to fill vases with light, place the light ups inside the vase at the top and point down, use more lights if taller vases.

Finished look?

The finished look can vary depending on designers ability to arrange, quantity and style of feahers used, look may not be exact as picture but a similar type of arrangement can be acheived.

Using the centerpieces again?

All set-ups- can be used for other parties and events. Many other tops can be used-silk flowers-Fresh flowers and more. These are NOT just for Weddings!!!

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