Hi! My FH is a woodworker so I decided to go with wood flowers as a nod to him. I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull it off but I started dying them this weekend and while I still have a lot of work ahead of me I am proud of what I got done and wanted to share.
Thanks everyone! I am not even 50% done with the dying process, let alone the "construction" part of the project... but I am going flower crazy with these things... I need to do a 2nd dip on the deep red ones to get them to be more of a wine color too, so that's an additional step. I will say for those considering them - they are beautiful, and I kind of panicked when I opened the package because many looked smushed and damaged but when you get them wet they kind of shift back into shape. They also do have a notable "scent" - not one that's awful but not a pleasant one either- kind of musty... I will probably look for a floral essential oil to mist them with to avoid a musty smell at the wedding... but will also have to do a test to make sure the mist doesn't leave any marks... wish me luck!
I love these and I plan on doing sola wood flowers as well. I had found a pre dyed set and was going to get them but I found 100 pieces of flowers for a really good deal so I went that route and will be dying my own as well
It's not hard - just time consuming and a little messy I found it very stress relieving tho... I had a pretty stressful couple weeks leading up to the project and almost talked myself out of doing it, but once I started, it totally chilled me out ...
I bought some of the sola dye from the web site, and honestly didn't use much of it - I tried but it didn't get me the colors I wanted, and I needed A LOT more of it to get even close to the color I wanted... I went to a craft store and bought cheap acrylic paint (matte) and diluted it in hot water and had much better results. And the craft store paint was WAY cheaper...
Thank you so much for letting me know! I'll be trying the acrylic paint and hot water as well then. I looked on etsy and people are selling Sola bouquets for $125 and up depending on size..I'm like no way lol I can definitely do it myself and it will be way cheaper. Plus I've been wanting to do some diy stuff
Thank you. It ended up a little larger than I wanted it, but I still love it. I used about 45 variety of size. Looking back I should have used more smaller flowers. For the bridesmaid ones I used about 25 to 30. I did not use a foam core, just put them on the floral wire and pulled them together. Mine did not have a funky smell to them. Where did you order yours from? Maybe it is vendor or where they store them. I attached another view so you can see about how large it is..