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Cherry Blossom Foam Flowers - DIY

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It's blossom time and the trees are bursting out all over! They are so pretty - especially this year since old man winter roared and hung around way too long.
Since these beautiful blossoms won't last long, preserve those wonderful spring memories by re-creating gorgeous blossoms that will last forever!
Cost: $3.00 Difficulty: Easy
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  • cherry blossom foam flowers diy, crafts, flowers, how to, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
  • cherry blossom foam flowers diy, crafts, flowers, how to, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
It's so easy using foam sheets, eye shadow, scissors, faux stamen, a hot plate or iron and hot glue.
Here's how:
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1. Draw a small and medium size petal template on cardstock or cardboard and use that to cut out petals from white foam sheets. For a single flower, you need 5 petals per flower.
2. Use pink eye shadow (dollar store) to shade the foam pink - on both sides.
3. Place petals on a med temp hot plate or iron. Petal will curl when ready. Use a skewer or tweezers to remove from heat.
4. Gently shape petals by twisting and squeezing edges and lightly pulling foam into desired shapes, working quickly before the petals cool off.
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5. Glue stamen in center of one petal.
6. Glue another petal to edge of first petal, overlapping a bit.
7. Continue adding additional petals, up to five, one at a time around stamen.
8. Apply additional glue to edges to "cup" the flower.
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Collect branches from nearby woods and hot glue the blossoms on.
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  • cherry blossom foam flowers diy, crafts, flowers, how to, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
These blossoms will surely last forever and add a splash of elegance and charm to any decor.

To see more: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/04/cherry-blossom-foam-flowers-diy.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Rikke Knudsen

    Is the foam 1 or 2 mm?

  • Ann
    Ann Deltona, FL

    Definitely going to do this. Plus you have my imagination going a mile a minute!! Imagine other flowers you can make!! Even leaves! Never would have thought of this. Thanks for a great share

    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      Gail@Purple Hues and Me Millersville, MD

      @Ann You're welcome! I know what you mean - I frequent an upscale nursery that has very unusual foam flower arrangements. I take pictures and hopefully will make them one day!

  • Mcgypsy9
    Mcgypsy9 Mooresville, NC

    Gail these are just gorgeous! Any chance you could share the pics you are taking? Would love to see what else can be done! You did a fabulous job on these!

    • Mcgypsy9
      Mcgypsy9 Mooresville, NC

      Gail yes I was referring to the comment you made to Ann from Deltona, Fl. About going to a nursery and seeing the flowers they make and taking pictures. I would love to see some of those pictures. I'm sorry I wasn't clear.

  • Beachball

    Gail thank you for giving me some ideas 😊 I'm not sure what stamen really is but I'll check the baking section and look for that word .. many thanks again !

  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
    Gail@Purple Hues and Me Millersville, MD

    You're welcome, Beachball! They're the little center buds you see in flowers.

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