Hydrangeas are one of my very favorite flowers. I just love the big balls of blossoms all over the bush. And they grow in many different vibrant colors from white to pink to deep blue and purple. I wish they grew well here in Utah, but sadly I've never had great success because they like more moisture than our desert can provide. So, I have to content myself with having hydrangeas indoors.
I love the look of a full bouquet of hydrangeas but don't like the price tag of replacing fresh flowers every week! Here is an excellent option to replace the fresh hydrangeas-- Sola (wood) Hydrangeas last forever! They are made from the Tapioca plant. The roots are dried, peeled, and carefully handmade into these beautiful flowers.
The best part about Sola flowers is that they can easily be dyed or painted into any custom color, and then they look natural but will last forever without wilting or fading. This makes them a perfect choice for centerpieces, wall hangings, wreaths, flower walls for weddings and events, bouquets and flower arrangements, boutonnieres, and other floral displays. We have over forty varieties of sola flowers in our store- check them out here.
Here is a video tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to paint Sola Hydrangea Flowers.
Here is a supply list for this craft project:
- Sola Hydrangea Flowers
- Acrylic craft paint in desired colors (we used yellow, medium blue, and purple)
- Disposable or washable containers for paint (we used two paper cups and an empty ice cream bucket)
- Plastic spoon for mixing paint and water
- Small and medium paintbrushes
- Paper towels or newspaper to protect your tabletop
- Green floral tape
- Floral wire stems (if desired)
- Vase, mason jar, basket, etc. to display your finished flowers
I hope you enjoy this easy and fun craft project that will give you a beautiful bouquet of hydrangea flowers that will last for many seasons! I'd love to see how your sola hydrangeas turn out and how you display them in your home (or wedding!)- take photos and share them on your social media. Don't forget to tag @curiouscountrycreations on Facebook or Instagram.