Top positive review
Perfect for crafting and home decor
on June 6, 2016
I used these to make my white feather boa Christmas wreath and as a garland for my fireplace mantle. For the wreath, I just wound them around and around a floral wreath until I got the thickness I wanted. It filled out pretty fast. For the fireplace mantle I wove white wired clear Christmas lights into the boas creating a wispy, magical look. Everyone was delighted with the effect.
I will also be using them as a garland for my white Christmas Tree (still in the making).
When the boas came in the packages, they looked pretty pitiful, all smashed and flat, but once I opened the clear bags and fluffed them up, they filled out great. I would suggest fluffing them outside because it is natural for feather boas to have unattached feathers that will float away once opened.
Be aware, these are NOT the big, thick fluffy boas that are used for costumes; I like these thinner ones much better for crafting. They create a soft look without overpowering the rest of my décor.
The 6’ rope the feathers are attached to is sturdy and won't break very easily. The rope also has a loop at one end making it easy to attach the next boa or to hang up the boa.
For the price, these boas are pretty good, although they might be cheaper on other sites. I was in a hurry to get my wreath made and since Amazon Prime offers free 2 day shipping, this was the best route for me to take.