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Making simple foam flowers *lots of pics* - quietsleeper

Post by IKickShins » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:37 am

Originally posted on Heavenly Hair by quietsleeper.

All righty, so we're going to make foam flowers the easy way .... first of all you need foam ... hairbands ... mini rubber bands ... paper ... pencil ... aaaaand scissors

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I find making a template for the flowers best, that way I can draw round and cut out lots of foam shapes to start with .... like this ....

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You need two of these for each flower

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The next thing I do is cut out thin strips of foam to make my stamen - the thinner the strip the 'curvier' it seems to get.

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Then I grab around 4-5 stamen and the inner foam part of the flower ....

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I fold it all over the hairband pulling all the petals together like this ....

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Then I wrap a mini rubber band round the base of the petals tightly

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Tease out the petals making a flowery shape ... this is just to make sure there's no petals snagged or folded badly

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Do the same again with your next 'layer' of petals

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Tease out the petals until you're happy with how your flower looks

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..... aaand then taadaa .... make loads and impress your friends, neighbours, work collegues, pets etc


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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:35 am

thank you for this! :)

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Post by Jane Doe » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:22 am

Beautiful colors and very clear instructions.
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Post by satans_fairy_ » Sun May 03, 2009 8:26 pm

excellent tutorial and wonderful finished product!

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Post by skymistress » Sun May 03, 2009 9:25 pm

I can't wait to make some of these! They look like fun and turn out really vibrant and blooming!! :D Thanks so much for posting this!

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Post by evilcuppycake » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:12 am

omigawsh! awesome tutorial! those flowers came out amazing! im going to try some of my own. thank u for the great tutorial!
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Post by emiherself » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:39 pm

Thank you for this tut! Awesome job!
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Post by lustfullocks » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:30 pm

This is soooo cute! Thank you for this!
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Post by rhiannon » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:41 pm

Wow! The tut makes these look so simple to make and supercute! Gotta try sometime :i2:

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Post by Velvet_Volcano » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:04 pm

I always look at foam, wanting to buy it but never knowing what to make with it - now I know. Thanks! :D
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Post by brandalynn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:20 pm

Those are soooo pretty! Thanx for the tutorial!
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Post by rainbowbanana » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:03 am

aww! these are so cute! i think ill try it! thank you for the tute. :)
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Post by WeaveWenchUK » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:11 pm

wOw! loving these pretty flowers, thank you for the tut. Very clear and fab pictures really make it easier to follow, thanks for taking the time to do that in your tut too. :D
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:27 am

I might actually start making these again xD
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Post by rainbowbanana » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:13 am

i made my first one! its a bit small, but i really like it! and its red and white! :D thank you for the tutorial, again!
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Post by Angelfire » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:09 pm

Wow thats well cool! to Hobby craft this weekend i think!

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:01 am

Anybody got any tips on how to fold the paper for the template? I can't exactly figure it out :lol: My templates are 8 petal versions :shock:

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Post by Synful-Synthetics » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:24 pm

This is amazing, I can't wait to make some

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Post by Shala » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:47 pm

thats great! i still have foam left from decorating my plugbox and ill give this a try

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Post by xalternmommyx » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:56 pm

these are cute!

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Post by Shala » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:39 pm

Okay im having some problems, i can get either 5 or 8 petals but no 6 xD

How did you fold your template?

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:48 pm

Shala wrote:Okay im having some problems, i can get either 5 or 8 petals but no 6 xD

How did you fold your template?
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Post by Shala » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:01 pm

Yea and ic ant find any folding tutorials about it either.. hahaha

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Post by brandalynn » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:41 pm

It looks like a square folded in half, then folded into thirds, and cut the petals away from the folded point.
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Post by Skybluepinky14 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:45 pm

These are very cute. I need to go scavenge in my basement craft area for some foam. x3

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