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Super January 2019

Sola wood flower progress

ThatGirl, on March 19, 2018 at 1:26 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 2 41
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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.

Sola wood flower progress 1

Sola wood flower progress 2

Sola wood flower progress 3

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  • Forestwed
    Master May 2018
    Forestwed ·
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    The colors are beautiful!!! I’m doing sola wood flowers also. I love them!
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated March 2020
    Ashley ·
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    This is truly amazing! I love that these can be reused and that its a nod to him. Congrats, keep up the good work! 🙌
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  • Mrs.W.
    VIP June 2018
    Mrs.W. ·
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    Those colors are beautiful. I especially love the color of the red twists in the second picture.

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  • Brittany
    Master April 2019
    Brittany ·
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    They look awesome!

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  • Kee&He
    Super May 2018
    Kee&He ·
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    Wow!! They look beautiful. I really love the colors. Your work is remarkable.
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  • JENNIFER
    Super May 2019
    JENNIFER ·
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    Beautiful!! They look amazing
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  • S
    Savvy October 2018
    Sara ·
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    Those look so awesome!
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  • M
    Devoted August 2018
    Monique ·
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    Those look so pretty. I'm seriously considering getting sola flowers as well.
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  • Heather
    Devoted June 2018
    Heather ·
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    Wow! Those are amazing and I love the personal touch!

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  • Jamise
    Savvy October 2018
    Jamise ·
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    These look amazing!
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  • kbrands
    Super December 2018
    kbrands ·
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    Those are gorgeous! I have really been thinking about doing sola wood flowers.

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  • ThatGirl
    Super January 2019
    ThatGirl ·
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    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... Smiley smile 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!

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  • Porterpoppin
    VIP March 2019
    Porterpoppin ·
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    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
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  • Kristen328
    Super September 2018
    Kristen328 ·
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    So pretty!! I love them!
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  • ThatGirl
    Super January 2019
    ThatGirl ·
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    It's not hard - just time consuming and a little messy Smiley smile 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...

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  • M
    Expert July 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Girl, I am right there with you! I have flowers drying in the kitchen, in the dining room, and pretty much anywhere I can put them!

    When you mist them make sure you do it from underneath the flowers. If you get oils on the dyed flowers it will cause them to discolor and look splotchy.

    This is how my bouquet turned out.

    Bride BoquetSola wood flower progress 4


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  • ThatGirl
    Super January 2019
    ThatGirl ·
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    It's beautiful!!!! How large did it wind up being and how many flowers did you use (about)? Is it all flowers pulled together or did you use a foam core? did you notice the funky smell too?

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  • Porterpoppin
    VIP March 2019
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    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

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  • Porterpoppin
    VIP March 2019
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    Very pretty, love your colors. yes I want to know as well about how many flowers you used!

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  • M
    Expert July 2018
    Melissa ·
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    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..

    Before it was finished.Sola wood flower progress 5


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