What's the Sola wood flower?
The popularity of sola wood flowers is touching the sky. With every new day, there is a massive rise in the community of people you prefer sola wood flowers on original blossoms. Still, some people don’t know anything about sola wood flowers, and they have so many confusions in their minds about various facts and features of sola wood flowers.
WHAT ARE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS?
Sola wood flowers are handcrafted blooms made from Balsa wood or Tapioca (a starch extracted from the roots of Cassava plant). These wood flowers are made of wood knots, and you can observe veining on the petals that are a unique feature of this natural product.
HOW TO SHAPE AND RESHAPE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS?
Sola wood flower making is a handcraft, and no machines are used to produce these flowers. This is the reason that every single sola bloom is customized by default. By using water with room temperature in a spray bottle or steamer, you can easily shape the flowers. Sola flowers can also be reshaped by the process called fluffing. Simply dipping sola flower in water or spraying it with water can help to reshape sola flower petals gently with fingers. After shaping and reshaping it is necessary to dry these flowers entirely before use.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD SCENT TO SOLA WOOD FLOWERS?
These flowers are available with oil-based scent also and if you need to make these flowers scented, add few drops of essential oils between the petals. This scent can last for several months, depending upon the concentration of scented oil. To avoid any allergen issues, you can use sola wood flowers without fragrance.
ARE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS ECO-FRIENDLY, AND HOW WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THESE FLOWERS?
As the sola wood flowers are a natural product, they are readily biodegradable and eco-friendly. These flowers made of wood can last forever, but you need to avoid rough handling of these delicate color pops. You need to keep these flowers in a cool and dry place and protect these blooms form direct sunlight.
How to care dried flower
Dried flower care tips
Dried flowers are really very easy to take care of, there’s only a few tips that will help you keep them looking beautiful for years to come!
They are fragile and they will change over time. Being a natural product they won’t just perfectly suspend in time indefinitely but they will last for years if you look after them well. And their changing appearance just adds to their charm, I think!
Please, no water
Unlike their fresh friends, dried blooms do not like water. None. It makes their stems weak and mouldy. Keep them warm and dry at all times.
Avoid direct sunlight!
Dried flowers will naturally fade over time, particularly if they are kept in direct sunlight. This is part of their charm, to be enjoyed as much as any other time. But to slow the fade, keep them away from direct sunlight.
They are fragile, and become more fragile as time goes on. You may see some fall out from grasses, some petals or some little blooms but don’t despair. Collect these goodies and enjoy them in another way. For example if you have fallout from lavender, collect it in a little pouch to rub and smell it for a calming burst of scent.
You may wish to give them a light dusting over time, gently hold the back with one hand while you gentle dust the front to support fragile stems.
A quiet place
They’re best suited to a spot with little movement. Probably not be best to be placed on a dining table where they’ll be lifted up and down or moved around a lot. They would be better suited to a side table perhaps, a more ‘permanent’ spot.
Keep out of reach of little people and fluffy things
They’re best kept out of reach of children and pets to keep them looking their best for the longest time. To avoid knocks, getting caught in furry coats or smushed by little hands, and to stop them ending up in little mouths - they’re not edible!
Ensure good airflow around your blooms and prevent temperature fluctuations. They don’t need airflow directly from an open window but in a stagnant or damp room they may become moist. If they become moist they can become mouldy. Sometimes vases can capture moisture and humidity within them so check the stems within the vase now and then - see that they’re nice and dry. If they look a little moist, think about putting them in a direct vase.
How to care preserved flower
- The cultivated flowers are cut when they are most beautiful and luscious.
- Once the flowers are cut, the stems are put into a preserving liquid.
- For several days, the flower absorbs the preserving liquid through its stem until the sap is completely replaced by the preserving liquid.
- Once the process is complete, each flower undergoes a careful selection process during which imperfect flowers are discarded and dry or damaged leaves and petals are removed.
- The preserved flower is ready to be enjoyed for a long time!
How to take care for a preserved flower or plant?
- Do not put them in water. Remember, they are treated plants and they are not alive, even if they look like they are.
- You should keep them out of humid places or environments. In coastal or rainy areas where humidity is very high, you should keep them away from places where air enters or where there are ventilation grilles.
- Don’t put them in places where they will be in direct sunlight. Preserved flowers should not be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods.
- You shouldn’t press, bend or squash the petals or stems. They are delicate and can be damaged easily.
Preservation makes it possible to have all kinds of highly ornamental interior decoration. Don’t forget that they are natural plants, which have undergone a preservation process so that they maintain their beauty without withering and without needing maintenance.