How to Make a Foam Rose
Foam is such a clever crafting material! You can make anything with it, from bespoke cushions to foam and latex LARP weapons.
This tutorial shows you how to make foam origami roses that are an interesting alternative to decorative dried flowers and don’t need any glue.
What you need to make a foam rose:
- One wooden skewer
- One sheet of foam in whatever colour you choose (eg. yellow and red in the examples shown) for the petals. Since the roses will obviously look artificial, you might want to consider colours that would never appear in nature to highlight the artifice.
- One sheet of foam in whatever colour you choose (eg. green) for the leaves.
Cut the coloured sheet into four squares and one strip, as shown.
Place one square on top of another one and cut into shape shown, with a 1cm cut at the bottom.
Place the other two squares one on top of the other and cut out the same shape again, this time with a 2cm cut at the bottom.
Next, cut a smile shape out of the strip.
Cut out shapes shown from the green foam.
Take your wooden skewer and push through the bottom of your leaves.
Then push skewer through centre of rose base.
Take one petal with the 1cm cut and overlap cut corners to curve your petal. Push the skewer through the overlap.
Repeat with second petal (also, with 1cm cut).
Repeat with the two petals with the 2cm cuts. These can be overlapped to create a greater curve.
Push skewer through one end of “smile” shape.
Twist round and secure by tucking other end under and pushing over skewer.
And there you have it! You’ve learned how to craft your very own foam rose, thanks to this easy-peasy tutorial!
This tutorial was brought to you by Cutfoam, the cushion foam specialists who cut foam into all sorts of shapes and sizes.