Hands up, who is still head over heels for our Flower Forming Foam? We’re so in love with all of the incredible floral creations that you’ve been sharing with us and it seems like you’ve been enjoying all the projects and posts that we’ve been sharing, so we thought it was about time we shared something really fun with you all.
We all know that the Flower Forming Foam range is ideal for pairing up with papercrafts, such as cardmaking, but the beauty of the collection is that it can be used in a variety of projects, including home decor. From table decorations to wreaths, these foam flowers will add a pop of springtime fun to any room! For this project though, we’re talking about garlands.
Garlands are absolutely ideal for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and practically any other occasion, but they’re also gorgeous when strung up in the home. Try your hand at this garland and see how it can bring your space to life!
You will need:
- Peony Die
- Clover Die
- Flower Forming Foam in Natural White or Floral Bouquet, and Foliage Green
- Vines and Leaves Die
- Stamens in your choice of colours
- Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye Inkpads in your choice of colours (optional)
- Blending Tool (optional)
- Pokey tool
- Moulding Ball Tools
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sara Signature Nautical Twine
Die cut peonies and clovers using the Flower Forming Foam Dies and any shade of foam that you like. Cut a large quantity of each size so that you can make incredible layered flowers.
Use the Vines and Leaves Die to cut a selection of foliage elements from the Foliage Green Flower Forming Foam.
Colour your flowers if required with your favourite Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye Inkpads and a Blending Tool. Gently buff the colour into the foam to add amazing depth and dimension!
One at a time, shrink your flowers using an iron on a low heat and a pair of tweezers, then immediately mould them using a Moulding Ball Tool and foam pad to add shape.
Poke a hole into the centre of each flower shape. Organise the layers of each of your flowers, being sure to match the correct shapes and shades, then thread your stamens through the centre.
Glue the stamens into place with a small blob of glue from the got glue gun.
Cut a length of Sara Signature Nautical Twine to your desired length and use the hot glue gun to add your foliage at separate points.
Finish your garland by gluing the finished flowers on to or around the foliage against the twine and allow the glue time to set. You should also glue flowers back to back, so that the garland looks beautiful from all sides!
Seriously, how beautiful is this garland? You can personalise it with your favourite colours and cut it to the lengths that you need. It would be so gorgeous for a spring wedding, a baby shower or just to decorate your home, like we mentioned. You could also wrap a string of fairy lights around it to make it extra magical for a little girl’s room!