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Create Flowers Using Foam Balls

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by Matthew (subscribe)
WEN Editor
Published January 10th 2011
Flowers are an all-time favourite gift to show appreciation for many things. In particular they tend to be associated with romance. But unfortunately, flowers from the garden eventually wither away. The good news is that you can make some highly basic artificial flowers that may last indefinitely.

Get a ball made out of foam. Ensure that it is about 80mm in diameter. Acquire three other balls made from the same material; they can be a quarter of the size (that is, 20mm in diameter). These can be purchased from any crafts and fabrics store.

Halve the 20mm balls with the use of a sharp craft knife. These will form the artificial flower petals in the completed object, when placed side up.

Next, you will need to put your flower together with something stable. Don't use glue because your project might disintegrate on the mantelpiece during the next heat wave. Try something sturdier, like toothpicks or nails for example Acrylic paints are recommended to give that finishing touch to your project because of their faster drying rate.

The best thing about these flowers is that they're unique - they come without stems. Hopefully this will help their admirers to know the difference between them and the real thing.

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Why? Allergy free, long-term flowers
When: Anytime
Where: Your art studio
Cost: Depends on materials
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