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7 Hobbies That Can Include Sola Wood Flowers!

December 07, 2021

Chances are if you’ve fallen in love with sola wood flowers like I have, you’re probably primarily focused on the more common areas of floral design: home decor, bridal bouquets, and the like. Now, while we celebrate those crafts – we think it’s time to expand your floral palette and think of new ways to put a flower on it!

Today, in no particular order, we’re going through 7 alternate uses for sola wood flowers to scratch that creative itch of yours. For each, we’ll also include a pro tip to help get the most out of your sola wood diversification. Who knows, you may be able to pick up a new hobby?!

Baked Goods Decorating

Some cooking shows will tell you that you shouldn’t put anything inedible on the plate. Well, we’re going to break this rule today and say: flowers on cakes are the best. A little touch of sola love on any cake, cupcake, donut...really any dessert for any occasion, will give it an extra special layer of gusto that any sweets lover would swoon over.

PRO TIP: Put a layer of wax paper or aluminum foil between the cake and the flower. Also, place a toothpick in between to keep the cake, flower, and layer in between all together. 

Hair Design

Sola flowers are an easy way to make any hairstyle pop. Don’t be shy about taking advantage of how customizable sola flowers are here. As you know, we Lovelies love our funky hair colors. Why not try something new by pairing a bold flower color with a unique hair color? Neon pink and black, anyone?

PRO TIP: Try using a comb, hair clip, or metal barrette as a pre-made base. Then, all you have to do is dye the flowers, add some pipe cleaners, and glue!

Macrame

I may or may not have recently tried my hands at macrame. And let’s just say…those of you who can do it have my utmost respect! But for those of you with talents at both macrame AND floral design, this is a perfect way to broaden your horizons. Go on, get macra-making it!

PRO TIP: Start by completing the macrame part 100%. Then you’ll have a clear vision of how your floral design can compliment the overall piece. Also, consider using paddle wire to attach the greenery and base!

Sign Making

Signs have become so incredibly popular for home decor and gifts (think nurseries, front doors, pretty much anywhere!). If you have a laser or a scroll saw, the options for what you can create are endless. And adding wood flowers in the colors of your choice really help to further personalize the piece!

PRO TIP: This can be a two-glue project: I use E6000 to glue the greenery base to the sign (especially if smooth wood or metal), then hot glue to attach the flowers to the greenery base.

Essential Oils/Diffusers

Oils and diffusers can help make your house a home. After all – scent is the strongest sense memory, and the right scent can trigger a sense of hominess and comfort unlike any other. 

But they can look a little underwhelming, right?

That’s where sola wood flowers can come in. With just a few flowers on top, suddenly you’re engaging both scent AND sight. Even better – when done correctly, the oils will be absorbed by your flowers, making them part of the form and function. 

PRO TIP: You’ll want to use a rattan reed as a means of holding the flower because it will absorb into the flower. But do NOT use hot glue because that will block the oils from getting into the flower.

Wreath Making

The best part about wreaths is that you have a wide array of pre-made bases out there: mesh, ribbon, etc. That gives you artistic control to pick the shape, color, material, and other particulars that can make your design come to life! Personally, I love these as an early seasonal gift around the holidays.

PRO TIP: In order to add flowers to your wreath, consider wiring them up first.

Photography

Soon enough, the world will be run by “slash” people – Writer/Producer, Singer/Songwriter, Model/Actress, etc. Why not add Florist/Photographer to the mix?

While we don’t have tips on how to become a photographer for you (my camera phone and editing software is as far as I've delved into that arena!) we can tell you that wood flowers make for a fantastic prop when setting up lifestyle shots. Whatever the vibe of your shot is – holiday minis, boho senior shot, blank studio,  etc. – a well-placed sola craft will make your photos stand out!

PRO TIP: Think about the minimum amount of pieces you’ll need for each shot. For instance, a holiday scene probably needs a wreath, a mini tree, some loose flowers, etc. Pre-planning will help you better manage your photo shoot days!

And there you have it! For more ideas, reach out to communications@ohyourelovely.com Good luck and happy crafting!





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