Monday, November 6, 2017

How to Make a Poinsettia Out of Foam Sheets


No flower says Christmas like the Poinsettia! And there are so many ways to re-create this lovely beauty besides growing in its' natural habitat. From paper to fabric (especially felt), aluminum and my favorite - foam sheets.  I love working with foam sheets because you can easily manipulate the foam by twisting,  pulling, marking and heating into something very pretty! Let me show you how I created a poinsettia flower using foam sheets.

First, draw free-hand, five petals with curved lines that meet in a point for a poinsettia flower and a individual flower in the size you need. 


Cut out the patterns and trace onto a foam sheet using a stylus or point of a pen.
Add vein lines to all the petals and fower for definition and detail. Cut out.

I rubbed dark red chalk over the foam to help make the color darker. 


Next, place the cut out flower between two sheets of parchment paper and iron on medium heat.

While the flower is still warm and pliable, stretch and twist the foam, shaping each petal on the flower.

Do the same for the individual petals.

Place a dab of glue on the center bottom of the petal and squeeze together.

Add a bit of glue on the bottom crease and stick onto the flower between petals.

Continue gluing on petals until all five are glued on.

Twist five faux pistils or stamen together, cutting off excess wire and gluing to center of flower.

I made this poinsettia to place on a decorative handmade newspaper wall pocket.

Find the complete tutorial here!
Thanks for stopping by
and take a little time to enjoy,
Happy Holiday Crafting!

5 comments:

  1. So pretty and creative! Where do you get your faux piston/stamens to add to the center?

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    1. Thanks Gayle! I've had them for so long. They come in a bundle and I think I got it at Hobby Lobby.

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  2. I agree with Miss Kitty that this is so pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day, Gail.

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  3. Sooo beautiful Gail and I also love the newspaper basket you made
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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