Balsa Wood Flowers

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Have you ever thought about preserving your bouquet to enjoy for years to come? Well, it is easy to do thanks to the balsa wood flower! It’s also known as Sola wood or Tapioca wood, a naturally-derived paper product that is sculpted into velvety soft rosettes. 

They’re beautiful, go well with any style, and never die – and they are affordable, eco-friendly, and preserve perfectly. Paper, wheat, cotton, yarn, and feathers are just some of the other ever lasting pieces that can be used  alongside this flower for great texture in a Fall or Winter wedding (okay, Spring and Summer too!).

Image courtesy of Gabriel Ryan via JL Designs

Use balsa wood flowers to give a simple cake some major focus and contrast. On a budget? Because these flowers are versatile and don’t wilt you can re-use them from the ceremony decor and move them over to the reception.

Image courtesy of Lauryl Lane

Looking for creative ideas for your DIY flowers? This textured Fall bouquet uses wheat and balsa wood flowers as the focus as well as roses made from scrapbook paper, cotton, and strands of yarn for the handle.

Image courtesy of Gia Canali Photography

Having a monochromatic all-white wedding? This monochromatic Winter bouquet includes crystals and coral, so lovely. While the contrasting shadowy handle creates drama and depth.

Image courtesy of Jasmine Star Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
Image courtesy of Jasmine Star Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

The balsa flowers add elegance to rustic bouttenieres and bridesmaids bouquets tied with twine. If you’re going for a more earthy, eco-chic feel look no further than balsa wood flowers. Stray away from the norm and carry a cascading bouquet of cotton, dusty miller, and assorted branches and foliage.

Image courtesy of Gabriel Ryan Photography via JL Designs
Image courtesy of Gabriel Ryan Photography via JL Designs

Use this lovely flower creatively in your centerpieces or escort card table and even in place of a ring pillow. It gives a textural and whimsical accent to all areas of your special event.

How will you be using balsa wood flowers in your wedding?


  • Ashley 2B James says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! that cake!! And the bouquet with the wheat stalks in it!! I am over the moon for all these images!! Thank you thank you thank you so much for this post!! I'll just be stealing this idea now, thanks 🙂

  • Ashley 2B James says:

    Sorry, I was very excited in the first post and spelled pretty much every word wrong! Thanks again for this post, I absolutely love this idea, the color and texture of the balsa wood fits exactly with the theme and mood and colors and feel of my wedding!!

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