This fun, easy craft for you to do with your children is a great way to add a touch of spring to your home. It makes great spring door swag or can be used as a spring flower garland for your mantel or windows. We used some cute flower shaped cookie cutters to create the shapes we cut out but you can free hand your flowers or even use any spring shapes you have on hand. Choosing the colors, and whether or not to layer the foam flowers really makes this flower art craft very customizable to match any room’s decor.
Faux Spring Floral Garland Tutorial
First clear off a working space and then collect your flower art craft supplies. Here is what you will need for this flower making craft.
- Flower cookie cutter
- Colorful twine or yarn
- Pom poms
- Craft foam sheets, various colors
- Hot glue gun & hot glue sticks
How To Make Foam Flowers Garland:
Decide how long you would like your spring door swag and/or spring floral garland to be by measuring the width of the door, window, etc and then adding about 6 inches to that so that you will have extra on both ends for hanging. Cut your twine/yarn to that length.
Foam Flowers Craft
Show your child how to press the cookie cutter into the craft foam firmly to impress the shape into it. The harder you press the easier the line will be to follow. You can make them all with the same flower shape or mix and match with other cookie cutters. Cut out along the impression to cut your flower out, smaller scissors make it easier.
Add Pom Poms
Glue a pom pom to the center of each craft foam flower. You can use craft glue so that your child can take the lead in the project but it will take longer to dry before you can hang it up and they tend to fall off easier. Using a drop of hot glue works faster and better but you will need to use safety tips and make sure your child realizes it is a burn hazard to steer clear of unless they are old enough and are supervised after a lesson.
May chose to layer the flowers. If you do so, you will just need to glue a smaller completed flower (in other words, pom pom center secured) onto a larger craft foam only flower. You can also choose to use a permanent marker to decorate the flowers further. I chose to keep the simple look with my spring flower garland.
Add Flowers To Yarn
Once you have all the flowers you need for your garland, you can begin to glue them to your twine. I recommend using hot glue to secure your flowers to the string as it dries quicker and is a more solid adhesive than craft glue. About every four inches makes a nice distance but that can be varied to suit the size of your flowers as well.
Now you have learned how to make a flower garland with craft foam flowers. Your spring door swag is ready, hang it up and enjoy.
I hope you have fun with this simple foam flower making craft and enjoy your spring flower garland craft. Where will you hang your spring floral door swags? Do you think your child will enjoy this making spring door swag?