Cherry Blossom Foam Flowers - DIY

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!
Go from . . .
It's so easy using foam sheets, eye shadow, scissors, faux stamen, a hot plate or iron and hot glue.

Here's how:
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.
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.
Collect branches from nearby woods and hot glue the blossoms on.
These blossoms will surely last forever and add a splash of elegance and charm to any decor.
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Emily Myers Emily Myers on Oct 02, 2017

    Could I use this idea on a set of white lights or would they be too hot?

  • Cj Brandt Cj Brandt on Apr 17, 2021

    What does this mean?

    "8. Apply additional glue to edges to "cup" the flower."

    For someone like me, a video would be so helpful, unless you have one posted that I didn't see.

  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Mar 12, 2023

    You are truly artistic, & very creative! They are just lovely ❤️ Question...I don't have a hot plate, & only irons? Curling or regular iron. With great care, do think on a low setting using a regular iron, standing up on its own. Could be used?

    A larger petal, some color variations? And, I think magnolias could be duplicated. Thanks for such a beautiful project! 😉

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  • Bonnie Bowness Bonnie Bowness on Jan 30, 2020

    I have always loved these flowers but had no idea how they were made.I cant thank you enough for posting these I am so excited to get started.Thank you so much.Cheers Bonnie

  • Lesli Lesli on Apr 17, 2021

    I have foam board leftover from a project and had no idea what to do with it. Thank you for this beautiful idea!