How to Make Curled Ostrich Feathers

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How to Make Curled Ostrich Feathers
Ostrich feathers make an ideal decor choice for milliners and crafters. (feathers image by mashe from

Ostrich feathers are commonly used in a variety of craft projects, being predominantly showcased in millinery work. As not all feathers are the same, you may find that they are not all shaped the way that you require for a project. Over time they have a tendency to become flat. It is quite easy to curl ostrich feathers, making them more decorative and ideal for your projects.

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Things you need

  • Blow dryer
  • Curling iron

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  1. 1

    Dry the feather with a blow dryer, removing any excess moisture and surface dirt.

  2. 2

    Heat a curling iron until warm.

  3. 3

    Hold the feather by its quill. Grasp the feather's edge with the curling iron. Roll it into a curl, and release.

  4. 4

    Wait 10 seconds and repeat the curling process five times for maximum hold.

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