actually...there is a better way to go...
General Grant makes his own silk fountain in seconds...
All you have to do is take one big silk and lay it on the floor,
Now take about 50 different colored silks and randomly throw/drop them onto the big one. Now wad it all up and tie the big one loosly together around the bundle. Now to present just grab the ball and start twisting it...It sounds stupid but trust me, it looks better than the ones that you can buy! As you twist it let the silks flow out of the big one and fall to the floor.
I have made silk fountains and have purchased them but I can you that "just drop them and wad it up" is pure bull crap. Obviously you have never tried this because you would look like a total fool when all the silks fell on the floor and looked like you were throwing them away.
A silk fountain flows up and out with beauty, not falls haphazardly on the floor.