It's Cherry Blossom Festival 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.
Want to preserve those beautiful spring memories by re-creating a blossom look that will last forever?
It's really easy using foam sheets, eye shadow, scissors, faux stamen, a hot plate and hot glue.
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, small and medium.
2. Use pink eye shadow from the dollar store to shade the white foam, pink, on both sides. Regular pink foam sheets are just too dark for this.
3. Place petals on a medium temp hot plate or you can use an 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. You have to work quickly before the petals cool off completely.
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 or gather some that were recently trimmed and hot glue the blossoms on.
These blossoms will surely last forever and add a splash of elegance and charm to any décor!
Take a little time to enjoy