An Eco Alternative to Silk and Plastic Flowers

Are you on a budget and can’t afford real flowers? That was my situation just a few years ago when I was planning my wedding. After some research I discovered sola flowers.

So what exactly are sola flowers?

Sola flowers are flowers made from wood shavings. The great thing about sola flowers is that they are completely biodegradable.

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My sola flower bouquet.

Are they affordable?

I found that compared to fresh flowers they were significantly cheaper. They cost anywhere from a few cents to a dollar a piece depending on the size, style, color, and seller. I purchased my without color from etsy to save money. Then I bought matte acrylic paint and handpainted the flowers. They turned out beautiful! And I only spend about $40 for my bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages, and a few in other wedding decorations.

Where can I buy them?

Sola flowers are relatively easy to find online. You’ll want to shop around for the best bargain. I found a steal on etsy. Keep in mind delivery time. Obviously, you’ll want to allow enough time for them to come before the date of your wedding. Also, give yourself a few extra weeks if you are hand painting your own. Depending on how many you have to paint it may take awhile. Maybe you can recruit a few friends and family to help.

A helpful tip!

If you want natural flowers too you can always integrate a few real flowers and or natural garland into your arrangements. This will save you money, give a unique look, and is earth conscious.

 

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