Sunday, 10 August 2008

Solawood Craft - Basket of Flowers

A new creativity to show you all. This is Solawood Flower Making. Solawood is Tapioca peel, used for craft purposes. We are making a flower basket, with very attractive solawood flowers. Its totally a different kind of Art, Tapioca peel is something that we just throw away without thinking that something creative can be made out of it. Solawood is available to all art stores.

Materials Used:

1. Solawood - about 20 rolls
2. Thermocol - 1/2 meter
3. Hard Board -2 1/2 meters
4. Cloth - Cotton/Felt
5. Glue
6. Scissors
7. Carbon
8. Cutter

How to make:

Draw a basket on the thermocol and cut the basket shape using cutter. Remove all the chipped out portions.
Now your basket on thermocol is ready.
Take a hard board. Cover it with the black velvet/felt cloth. Your hard board should be of appropriate size, so that your thermocol basket can be properly stuck to the board. Now paste the thermocol basket on the hardboard.
Make a ‘weaving’ design on the thermocol basket with solawood.

Basket Making :

1. Cut the sola wood into strips of even length and width of approximately 1-2cm x 1-2cm. Each piece can be stuck on the design of the basket lengthwise and breadth wise.
2. You can also make a different design. Take two solawood strips and weave into plaits as you plait your hair. Make enough plaits to cover the basket. Take each plait and fix them horizontally on the basket

Flower Making:-


Cut the solawood in the shape of petals. Cut the petals of 3 different sizes approximately 200 -300 in nos.

Take a small petal. Roll it and paste each petal one by one as of making flower. Try not to tie the solawood as you do while making flowers of cloth or paper, since solawood is a fragile material. Arrange 5-7 petals around it and each petal should be pasted with fevicol.Make around 50-60 flowers of different sizes. Also cut solawood into leaf shapes, make around 30-40 leaves.

How to Arrange the Flowers:


Paste the flowers and leaves on the top portion using glue, just above the basket.
Arrange the flowers in such a way that it should look as if the flowers are arranged from inside the basket.
*To make it more attractive you can also add colour to basket and flowers as per required.*

This is how a beautiful Solawood Flowers looks.


Solawood Craft-Basket Flowers

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9 Comments:

Anonymous anita said...

hi very nice creativity. things that i always wanted to learn for eg.. nib painting craft painting on the pot.. god blessed talents.

18 August 2008 at 08:34  
Blogger Apoline said...

very nice site, very useful for those interested in art n craft.

2 February 2009 at 04:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

accidently dropped in here,, 'l be cumin back more often to learn.. many thx.. gud wrk

4 April 2009 at 03:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey never heard of Solawood before.I am recently into quilling and found so many other art-related creations too.Wonderful!!Keep up ur gud work.Cheers!!

10 April 2009 at 14:24  
Blogger varsha said...

Hi Reshmi,

This is so beautiful and infact so elegant... I would love to learn this....

19 April 2009 at 04:44  
Blogger Ripal Chauhan said...

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24 March 2010 at 01:19  
Blogger Ripal Chauhan said...

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Thanks A Lot. A waiting for u r replay.

24 March 2010 at 01:19  
Blogger Ripal Chauhan said...

I am searching paper quilling that time I saw u r site. It’s very nice & very helpful. I love to learn new things. I want to speck to u but how I don’t know. I have lots of things in my mind but I cant can’t tell u everything by writing. Infect I mail u on u r gmail but no replay….Plese tell me hwo to talk to u.

Thanks A Lot. A waiting for u r replay.

24 March 2010 at 01:20  
Blogger Ripal Chauhan said...

I am searching paper quilling that time I saw u r site. It’s very nice & very helpful. I love to learn new things. I want to speck to u but how I don’t know. I have lots of things in my mind but I cant can’t tell u everything by writing. Infect I mail u on u r gmail but no replay….Plese tell me hwo to talk to u.

Thanks A Lot. A waiting for u r replay.

24 March 2010 at 01:21  

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