December 30, 2021Tutorials
DIY SOLA WOOD FLOWER BRIDAL BOUQUET
Making your own wedding bouquet will help save you money, but most importantly, you’ll have the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and personal for your big day.
Floral Supplies and Tools Needed
STEP 1: Dye the Sola Wood Flowers
Pour water into a bowl. Add the sola softener and stir thoroughly.
Add the sola dye and mix well. Your dye bath is now ready.
Dip-dye the flowers. Let them dry for at least 24 hours.
Check this How To Dye Sola Wood Flowers tutorial. You will learn the basic steps of using sola dye to color the flowers.
STEP 2: Stem the Sola Wood Flowers
Grab a floral wire and apply hot glue to the tip. Carefully push into the base of the flower and hold for a second. Let the glue dry and make sure the flower is firmly attached to the stem.
Stem all the needed flowers before starting to make the arrangement.
Learn how to stem sola wood flowers like a pro in this Tutorial.
STEP 3: Start Arranging the Bouquet
Pick three or four blooms to form the base of your bouquet and add stems to this focal point.
Add more flowers around the original blooms.
Turn the bouquet as you add stems to it so you build one layer at a time from the center out. Continue adding more layers until you are happy with the size and look of your bridal bouquet.
Wrap with floral tape as you go for added support and stability.
STEP 4: Add Greenery and Fillers
Start with eucalyptus leaves. These will add height to the arrangement. Scatter them equally around the bouquet.
Add in a few sprays of preserved leather ferns.
Insert some dusty miller leaves. You can add as many greenery as you wish. The fuller the bouquet looks, the better.
For volume, add a generous bunch of dried star flowers.
Once you have all the flowers in place and you have achieved a desirable size, tightly wrap the stems several times with floral tape to secure the bouquet.
STEP 5: Finish the Handle with Bouquet Grass
Surround the handle with bouquet grass for a more natural look. Secure it with floral tape.
STEP 6: Wrap the Handle with Burlap Twine
Apply glue at the topmost part of the floral tape. Stick the burlap twine then twist and wrap until the handle is fully covered. Secure the ends with hot glue.
STEP 7: Cut the Excess Stems
Trim any unruly ends with a cutter to make the bottom even. The handle should be comfortable to carry, not too long and not too short either.
Sola wood bouquets look great in photos. Since wedding flowers get immortalized in photographs and wedding memories, it is only fitting to choose the best flowers for you and your bridal squad.
With Sola Wood Flowers, nothing goes to waste. Gift them to your bridesmaids and guests as a special token for them to keep and appreciate for a lifetime.