Hi, I'm Katie - the owner & designer
at Heart and Sola Creations
I use wood flowers to create items & arrangements for people looking to add unique, personal items to their lives. I love showing that home decor, gifts, and weddings don’t have to be boring or generic.
When I’m not busy working on flowers & crafts, you can find me scrolling TikTok, watching a cooking competition show (and wishing I could cook), or catching up on the latest true crime documentary.
What are wood flowers?
The wood flowers I use are made from the root of a plant called aeschynomene aspera. But I don’t know of anyone that walks around calling it that. Instead, we call it sola.
These flowers have a cork or foam feel to them, they are completely natural and weigh next to nothing. You might notice knots or veins in the flower petals — that’s actually from the root of the plant itself. And just like real flowers, the knots and veins add a level of authenticity to your bouquet and decor.
How Are They Made?
I don’t personally make the flowers, but I do customize each individual one to fit your wedding day vision. In their natural state, they are a white or cream color, and they can stay that way if you prefer. I can also dye them any color or combination of colors that you would like. From there, I arrange them to fit your wedding day preferences.
Why use wood flowers for your home decor?
The wood used to make these flowers grows so quickly that it is considered a renewable resource & they journey to the US on cargo ships, not planes.
With hundreds of flower options available all year round, seasons don’t affect which flowers you can have for your home.
Sola wood flowers have the ability to take on nearly any color. This means they can fit into any color palette to perfectly match your home.
Good for Allergies
Sola wood flowers are not scented and don’t shed pollen, which are common sources of allergens. I also use faux greenery & fillers.
Leave your items out year-round, or pack them away & bring them back out each year. They are easy to take care of and can last forever.
While the initial cost is comparable to fresh flowers, you can keep your wood flowers around your house for years.
Frequently Asked Questions
The wood flowers I use to make wedding decor and bouquets are made from the root of a plant called aeschynomene aspera. But I don’t know of anyone that walks around calling it that. Instead, we call it sola. These flowers have a cork or foam feel to them, they are completely natural and weigh next to nothing. You might notice knots or veins in the flower petals — that’s actually from the root of the plant itself. And just like real flowers, the knots and veins add a level of authenticity to my creations.
For as long as you take care of them! Keeping them out of direct sunlight and in a dry room is best.
Damp basements or storage units are not great for wood flowers. They are, after all, an organic material, so mold can grow if they get wet or are exposed to high levels of humidity.
They can, though I don’t recommend it!
I suggest keeping them away from direct sunlight, and bringing them inside if it starts raining.
Extended direct sunlight can cause the colors to lighten. If they get wet, mold can grow & then you’d need to dispose of the flowers.
Absolutely! Order early – depending on my schedule with weddings, events, etc. there may be a wait.
For the most part, yes! If a listing says “Only one available!” then the one in the photos is the exact item you will be receiving.
If the listing does not say that, then your item will be made when you order.
To ensure a high level of quality and product, I reserve the right to make appropriate substitutions when necessary. The integrity of the original item will always be maintained, and flowers, greenery, etc. of equivalent value will be used.
Want to order something specific? Order a Custom Creation.