Have you heard of Sola Wood Flowers?
A while back I received a bouquet from my daughter-in-law and I was so intrigued by these beautiful wood flowers!
Not only are they very life-like, but they’re also customizable to any color you’d like.
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We are very excited that Sola Wood Flowers asked us to try their product and create a piece of home decor.
Not only will we share how to dye Sola Wood flowers, but also how to create a beautiful floral arrangement with them.
What is Sola Wood?
Sola wood flowers are made from Shola, a tropical plant.
Shola plants are a sustainable wood-crafting material and are abundant in nature and can be easily grown in waterlogged lands.
The white soft core from which the flowers are crafted from are spongy, supple, and lightweight.
Typically, the bark is taken off of the root to expose the center of the plant.
This cream-colored, cork-like center is made into thin sheets, which are then softened and shaped by hand.
Yes, each flower is handcrafted by a real artist!
Sometimes the bark is left on during the sheet-making process, which creates a two-tone effect.
Both skin and skinless flowers can be dyed with paint to create whatever color palette and design the creator desires.
For you to successfully dye and arrange Sola wood flowers you’ll need the following items:
How to Dye Sola Wood Flowers
You’ll find that most often Sola Wood flowers are dyed with acrylic or craft paint.
In fact, on their website you’ll find a huge array of colors to choose from.
In addition, you can also use latex paint, spray paint, watercolor, and fabric dye.
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Today we are dyeing our Sola wood flowers with the Sola wood flower dye.
For our flower arrangement colors, we chose Morning Frost and Avocado.
First you’ll fill a container with about 1 cup of lukewarm water and add the dye to the water.
For the Morning frost, we added the entire 4 oz bottle to achieve the color we wanted.
However, the Avocado color is more intense and we used about 1/2 of the 4 oz. bottle.
In my opinion, start out with less of the dye and test the color.
You can always add more color, if you want a darker color.
Also, the hotter the water, the more intense the color will be.
Stir the dye well to ensure that it is thoroughly mixed.
How to Use Sola Softner
While this is an optional step you can add Sola softener to the dye which will make the flower more supple.
We added about 1 tablespoon of the softener to the dye.
Then begin dipping your flower in the dye, making sure that the dye gets into all of the folds and crevices.
Once you are satisfied with the color, remove it from the dye, and place on a rack to fully dry.
Shaping Sola Wood Flowers
When your flowers arrive they may be misshapen from the packaging, but no need to worry.
Once the Sola wood flowers are wet, you can easily reshape them to give them more life.
After wetting the flowers either in the dye or plain water, use your fingers to fan out the petals.
Then allow to dry for 24 hours before crafting or arranging them.
Adding a Stem to Sola Wood Flowers
To insert a stem into your Sola wood flower, place a dollop of hot glue at the base of the flower.
Then insert a floral wire or a skewer through the hot glue into the base of the flower.
Finally allow the glue to cool.
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Arranging Sola Wood Flowers
Choose a container for arranging your Sola wood flowers.
It can be a vase, basket or pot.
For our Sola wood flower arrangement we chose to use a wire basket that holds quart size canning jars that we already had on hand.
Don’t you think it makes a fun container for this floral arrangement?
First, we wrapped the top of each jar with twine and tied it in a knot.
Then we filled each jar with wheat berries.
The wheat berries will hold the flowers and fillers in place without the need of styrofoam.
However, if you’re using a basket or pot you’ll want to place styrofoam into your container along with a layer of moss.
To begin our Sola wood flower arrangement, we first placed a clump of the green grass stems into the center of the jar into the wheat berries.
These grass stems came with our Sola wood flower kit.
Then add the other green fillers from the Sola wood flower kit.
We first cut the eucalyptus into individual stems and inserted a few into each jar.
Be mindful to work with odd numbers of flowers and fillers.
Add Dyed Sola Wood Flowers
Next, we started placing the blue dyed Sola wood flowers into the arrangement.
When arranging flowers, we like to focus on one flower color or type at a time.
And then add the white flowers.
Followed by the green flowers.
Always work with odd numbers when placing them into the arrangement.
And finally, we added a little willow eucalyptus and dusty miller for added texture.
This is repeated with each jar for our Sola wood floral arrangement.
Once each jar is arranged, place each jar into the wire basket.
Other flower arrangement ideas you may like:
- Easy Coffee Filter Flowers with Bling
- How to Make a Simple Sunflower Arrangement
- Easy Floral Arrangement with Flowers from your Garden
Sola Wood Flower Arrangement
To sum it up, the Sola wood flowers are super easy to work with and I love the fact that you an customize them to any color you’d like.
I really love the look of this floral arrangement.
To me it has a farmhouse, cottage look about it.
But most importantly, the flowers are so beautiful!
The detail of each flower is absolutely stunning!
So tell us what you think about Sola wood flowers.
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You’ll find on their website right now Sola wood flowers up to 70% off.
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