How to Make Curled Ostrich Feathers

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

Heat a curling iron until warm.

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

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

Things You'll Need

  • Blow dryer
  • Curling iron
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Lucy Clarke has been a freelance writer since 2007, generating creative content for the publications of each college she has attended. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual art from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Fine Art in illustration and fashion design from the Ontario College of Art and Design and a creative writing diploma from George Brown College.