The flower was so easy to make but a bit time consuming since I twisted all of the petals to help form their shape and texture.
But to back track a bit, I started with bright orange and yellow foam sheets out of an assorted pack from the Dollar Tree. These foam sheets are much thinner than the usual ones found in most craft stores.
To begin, I cut out 2 inch wide strips . . .
dividing the strips into two sections for the largest petals, three sections for medium size petals and four sections for the smallest petals.
Next, I cut out the petal shapes, saving all of the scraps.
Then, to add texture, fold the petals in half . . .
and start twisting from end to end!
You can even crumble and twist together*, too!
*try doing this to music while you craft!!!!
It's fun to open each petal to see the texture and shapes created!
Have fun twisting the scraps, too!
They'll be used for the center of the flower.
Next, ball up a piece of foil and place in the center of a small piece of yellow foam.
Wrap and stretch the foam around the foil and insert a floral stem in the center using glue to adhere.
Begin gluing on the twisted scraps around the foam ball.
Once all of the twisted scraps are glued on, begin gluing on the smallest petals, slightly overlapping around the base of the flower center.
Continue gluing on the petals by size . . .
first, small - next, medium and finally, large -
until you're satisfied with the spacing and look.
To tone down the bright orange and add shades of autumn, wet a small sponge and smooth on yellow and plum acrylic paint mixed with a little water
for some fall vibrant hues.
Fall flower in different lighting . . .
and on the pumpkin!
Be sure to check out my post on decorating a pumpkin including this flower here.
Take a little time to enjoy