Twisted Foam Fall Flower on Pumpkin

45 Minutes
I'm sharing with you a fall flower I made out of foam sheets to compliment a huge pumpkin I'm decorating with bows and embellishments for where I'm on the designer team.
The flower is so easy to make but a bit time consuming since I twisted all of the petals to help form their shape and texture.
I started with bright orange and yellow foam sheets out of an assorted pack from the Dollar Tree. These foam sheets are much thinner than the usual ones found in most craft stores.
To begin, cut out 2 inch wide strips, dividing the strips into two sections for the largest petals, three sections for medium size petals and four sections for the smallest petals.

Next, cut out the petal shapes, saving all of the scraps.
Then, to add texture, fold the petals in half and . . .
start twisting from end to end! You can even crumble and twist together while listening to your favorite music, no less!
It's fun to open each petal to see the texture and shapes created!
Have fun twisting the scraps, too! They'll be used for the center of the flower.
Next, ball up a piece of foil and place in the center of a small piece of yellow foam.
Wrap and stretch the foam around the foil and insert a floral stem in the center using glue to adhere.
Begin gluing on the twisted scraps around the foam ball until completely covered.
Once all of the twisted scraps are glued on, begin gluing on the smallest petals, slightly overlapping around the base of the flower center.
Continue gluing on the petals by size . . . first, small, then, medium and large -
until you're satisfied with the spacing and look.
To tone down the bright orange and add shades of autumn, wet a small sponge and smooth on yellow and plum acrylic paint mixed with a little water to attain fall vibrant hues.
This lovely foam flower is a welcome addition to any pumpkin or fall décor!
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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