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July 18, 2019 2 min read

How To Reshape Sola Wood Flowers

If you’ve noticed your sola wood flowers are not quite the shape they should be you may need to reshape them.  Bringing your flowers back to life!

What is Reshaping (Fluffing), and Why Does it Matter?

You may find yourself asking:

"What do I do if my sola wood flowers lose their shape?"

"What if my flowers were squished in shipping?"

If you’re new to sola wood flower crafting, you may have noticed that some of your flowers have many layers of petals! Often during drying or shipping the petals can lose their shape. No worries, this is extremely simple and can be done with just water! You can also reshape flowers that have been previously dyed, when needed.

How to Reshape Your Flowers

All you need is a little warm water and a few minutes and your flowers will be good as new!

(1) First, fill your bowl with warm water and dip your flowers just enough to get them wet. Do not soak your wood flowers as that not necessary. 

(2) Reshape your wood flowers from the outside in, one petal at a time, then leave them to dry for 12-24 hours and ensure they are completely dry before you start working with them in your arrangements. 

Expert Tips:

  • Be sure not to soak your flower too long, it doesn’t take much water to make the wood supple.
  • Let flowers dry completely before working with them again, you’ll need to let them dry for 12-24 hours.
  • You can use cardboard egg cartons to help flowers keep their shape when drying.
  • You can also shape your flowers while you dye them and hit two birds with one stone!
  • You can use a flat toothpick for the "hard to fluff" internal petals to avoid breakage.

 

To find sola wood flowers for your project check out our collections at WoodFlowers.com or look for more “How-To” video on our YouTube Channel WoodFlowersDotCom


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