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How to Use Floralytes in Your Centerpieces and Decor

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Floralytes are a convenient choice for centerpieces that need a little illumination. Lights can draw attention to your finest décor. That’s why so many couples and event planners choose to light up the centerpiece on every guest table. Create a stunning display that will leave guests in awe with floralytes!

Colorful Floralytes

Floralytes come in many colors

Using Floralytes Step 1: Choose a Floralyte Color for Your Centerpieces

Floralytes come in a number of beautiful colors. You can stick with plain white or choose a hue that will add glowing highlights to your décor. Find something that matches the color scheme. For example, blue or green might be better for a sea themed event while red or pink might be better for something with romantic flair. View all available colors to find the best shade for your personal taste and venue.

Using Floralytes Step 2: Prepare Your Floralytes for Display

Floralytes are intended to be used one time, so you don’t want to turn them on as soon as you receive them. Make sure you time them so they stay lit throughout the celebration. Each bulb will glow for between 36 and 48 hours in a dry display or 10 to 16 hours in an aquatic display.

If you are decorating days before the event, you can still setup your Floralytes. Place each bulb where you want it or set it next to the centerpiece or decoration it is intended to be used in. Then have someone or a few people go around and turn on your Floralytes just before the festivities begin.

Using Floralytes Step 3: Easy Floralyte Clean Up

Floralytes are appealing for one-time events because they are single use. Instead of adding more to your packing list after the event, you can just toss them in the trash. Make sure you separate them from other décor so the attached string doesn’t become tangled.

Designing with Ostrich Feather Plumes & Drabs: 5 Tips for Making Beautiful Wedding Centerpieces

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Ostrich feathers are a popular decoration choice for many event planners – especially couples organizing a wedding. There’s something alluring about the luxurious texture and brilliant color of ostrich plumes and drabs. Before you begin building a DIY wedding centerpiece, make sure you read the following so you can create the most spectacular presentation in less time!

Mardi Gras Ostrich Feather Centerpiece

A 3 color wedding centerpiece

Ostrich Feather Design Tip 1: Don’t Limit Your Centerpiece to 1 or 2 Feather Colors

Single and double color wedding centerpieces look gorgeous, but don’t feel stuck with a limited palette when designing your décor. Some ostrich feather centerpieces feature three or four colors that look stunning. For example, if you’re planning an autumn event you may want to go with red, yellow and orange feathers. If you’re planning something for Mardi Gras, try purple, green and yellow.

Ostrich Feather Design Tip 2: Keep Your Ostrich Feathers Clean and Fluffy

You can keep your ostrich feathers clean and fluffy simply by steaming them! Rub the feather between your fingers then place in a stream of steam from a boiling pot of water. Take care not to burn your fingers on the steam while you fluff your ostrich feathers!

One-Time Use Bulbs

Floralytes look great with ostrich feathers!

Ostrich Feather Design Tip 3: Light Up Your Ostrich Feather Centerpieces!

Light is a great way to grab attention. You can add candles, LEDs or Floralytes to your arrangement to give it a subtle glow. This is a great way to add detail to guest tables and other key areas within your venue. When choosing Floralytes, look for a bulb that matches your theme or color scheme.

Ostrich Feather Design Tip 4: Use Layers & Size Variation to Add Fullness to Centerpieces

A single row of ostrich feathers looks nice, but won’t have that lush fullness that makes this decoration so appealing. Remember to add layers by stacking feathers and using feathers of different sizes. Drabs and plumes will give you more dramatic variation.

Ostrich Feather Design Tip 5: Experiment with Non-Feather Components

Your ostrich feather centerpieces do not have to be 100% plumes and drabs. You can always experiment to customize the display. Add lighted branches, dangling embellishments, beads, sparkles and whatever else fits the tone of your wedding!

Centerpiece Lighting the Easy Way: Brilliant Wedding Décor with Floralytes

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Floralytes are truly one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add accent lighting to centerpieces and other wedding décor. Even if you’re planning a different kind of party or event, the colorful illumination of Floralytes can really make tables shine. So what are Floralytes and how can you use them to make a gorgeous glowing centerpiece?

Centerpiece Lights

Floralytes come
in many colors

Floralyte Centerpiece Lighting Basics

Floralytes consist of a small power source attached to a tiny bulb. They are available in a rainbow of colors, including amber, teal, green, blue, red, pink, UV purple, orange and pure white. They are designed for one-time use, which means you can throw them away after the event. To get the most out of your Floralytes, you should create a centerpiece design that allows the tiny light to be hidden within or among other décor. This produces a natural looking glow that seems emanate from flowers, vases, vase fillers or whatever you are lighting up.

Building Illuminated Centerpieces with Floralytes

One of the easiest and most eye-catching ways to build a handmade centerpiece that uses Floralytes is to start with an ostrich feather kit. Each kit contains everything you need to assemble a full ostrich feather centerpiece – just add the light! Floralytes come with a long string that can be tied to the bottom of the foam bouquet holder handle included in the kit. Just attach then slide carefully into the vase. The bulb stays hidden yet emits a gorgeous glow that will really grab attention!