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How to Make a Peony Using Fleurs Flower Forming Foam by Louise Raine

I love making these peony flowers; I recently made some for a wedding cake for a friend and they looked fabulous. I also made one to wear as a corsage on a dress for a wedding and had so many compliments! You could add a couple of leaves for a more realistic look. - Louise Raine

  • Papercraft and Scrapbooking
  • < 1 hour
  • Intermediate

Tools and materials required

  • A petal die in two sizes
  • A die cutting machine (or you can cut petals easily freehand - you will need to cut 12 large and 12 medium size petals)
  • Fleurs Flower Forming Foam
  • A piece of wire
  • Stamens
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

Take one large petal and concertina it up.

1

Roll a petal between your thumb and forefinger.

2

Now twist the 2 wire tails tightly together a couple of times to secure your bubble loop.

3

Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you have shaped all 24 petals.

4

Take a few stamens, fold in half and secure with wire.

5

Wrap the long piece of foam around the stamens and secure with hot glue.

6

Start adding the petals to the top of the foam, adding the smaller ones first. Overlap the petals slightly as you go round, securing with a small amount of hot glue.

7

Do the same with the larger petals, placing them just below the first row. Secure with hot glue.

8

This is what your finished peony should look like. I have added some green florist tape to the stem to make it even more authentic.

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