A sure sign of the arrival of spring is seeing the crocuses - poking their way up through dead fallen leaves, faded mulch or even late fallen snow. And, I love seeing the low growing , purplish cup shaped flowers suddenly appear after what seems like a long winters night but unfortunately their blooms don't last long. So I'm joining a wonderful group of creative Hometalk bloggers to and, as my project, make handcrafted forever crocuses out of foam sheets in a natural setting of moss and mulch.
The crocuses are quite easy to make - besides the foam sheets, you will also need a simple petal pattern, floral stem wire, faux stamen, paint, electric griddle or iron to shape the petals, scissors, and a few other household items. Begin by cutting out a petal pattern that's been placed on foam sheets and cut out the petals. Six petals are needed per flower.