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Handmade Foam Flowers

Foam flowers
I do love to shop for craft supplies but somehow resist buying flowers for crafting as I keep thinking its more fun to make my own !!
When I tried making my own Cala lilies I found them surprisingly simple.The first ones I tried were paper ones you can see in this post : Pop up card tutorial.
The Cala lilies  on this project are handmade Foam flowers.
Foam flowers
Made a birthday card using my handmade flowers.Centered the foam Cala lilies on an embossed oval whose edges I distressed.Added pearls , a border punch and a punchcraft flower
Foam flowers
Made the bow using satin ribbon and Itsy Bitsy glitter paper strip.I jazzed up a metal-weed bicycle with pearls,plastic butterflies  and glitter and used it as a vase for my foam flowers
Foam flowers
Dear friends I have been crazy busy of late so please forgive me if I have not been dropping by.Will be back with a tutorial for the foam flowers.
Handmade flowers
Do tell me how the projects have worked out...I am a bit rusty!!
Supplies:Bicycle,Card stock[Raja Market],Foam [Auchan Mantri Mall],Beads ,Plastic Butterfly,Itsy Bitsy flower Embossing folder, Couture creations Oval die,Spellibinder banner die,Green Glitter paper,Glitter strips,Satin ribbon,Floral tape[Itsy Bitsy].Pale green embossed paper[ gift from Nupur],Pink heart[gift from Khushboo].Doily[gift from Sudha]

99 comments:

  1. Beautiful callas!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Mihaela..I am a big admirer of your flowers

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  2. Lovely..The flowers look so perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much Sheetal you are so kind

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  3. Pretty pretty pretty!!
    I really love it style of presentation !!
    Superb totally :)

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    1. Thank you Nehal ..the bicycle was a local market find and really helps to showcase the flowers

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  4. Very pretty flowers.Love love that cute bicycle.Looks adorable.I also want to try making flowers and not buy since they are so expensive,but till date only made some roses.You are inspiring me to make some.

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    1. Thank you so much Pallavi..Not only the expense its so difficult to get them too in India.

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  5. WOW!! What gorgeous flowers you've made!! LOVE your clever project here! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki..tutorial for the foam calas coming up soon

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  6. Hi Sonia
    These calla lilies you made are so beautiful! I made these some time ago using felt and they did not look bad at all from that material too. Love your sparkly leaves too. Brilliant use of other elements too.
    Michaela xx

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    1. Michaela thank you so much for dropping by..wow felt lilies would be fab..I have to try some too!!

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  7. Beautiful creation. I love your flowers.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you so much Elly..I am sorry I have not dropped by your blog lately

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  8. Sonia
    Such a gorgeous bunch of calla lillies. I always wish I could make some small ones that look realistic on a card. You made a gorgeous bouquet with the bicycle.
    Myrna

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    1. Thank you so much Myrna. I think if you play with chalk and ink and shade the flowers one can easily make a realistic punch.Somehow I ended up making mine in violet!!

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  9. wow ! so pretty flowers !!
    lovely card dear

    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much..made a card after ages so it was a bit of a struggle!!

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  10. Beautiful Lillies Sonia, and cannot help but love the bike too..fabulous birthday card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy..yeah I really enjoyed jazzing up the bike

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  11. Wow ! The calla lilies look very beautiful, specially liked the violet color ! I loved how you have decorated the bicycle with pearls looks so girly n cute !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja. I dont know why I chose violet color..I guess that was the foam sheet I had with me at the time!!

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  12. Your work is so beaufiful, Sonja.
    Hugs, Anja

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    1. Anja I love your creations too so am so thrilled with your comment

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  13. what a beautiful bunch of flowers and what a beautiful bike you work is always beautiful!
    Greetings Baukje

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    1. Thank you so much Baukje..your visit reminds me I have to do some quilling too!!

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  14. WOW!!!!! The flowers are FANTASTIC! They have turned out very beautiful... Love the card and cute bicycle...It's soooo adorable! Love everything that you have made! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu.I had a lot of fun making the flowers

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  15. The flowers look so pretty and real! And you have done a fantastic job both with the card and the cute bicycle.

    Nupur, <a href="http://thrilling-quilling.blogspot.com>thrilling-quilling</a>

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    1. Thank you so much Nupur..they were quite easy to make so I churned up a big bunch!!

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  16. So sweet!!! So glad you finally found the time to post your calla lilies - they are really quite fab! and how cute is that little bicycle! your daughter must be tickled pink with it!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

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    1. Thank you so much Sunehra..ha ha about the blog post..I made it just in time to beat the bearly mine challenge deadline!! A bad habit from college days..have to leave it till the last minute!!

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  17. wowowowo its looks so real.. a fabulous color combo. I loved those flowers...

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    1. Thank you so much Bhawana..so glad to have you drop by.Have been missing you since you shifted from Bangalore!!

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  18. hi Dr. Sonia,
    am ur new follower n i find ur works lovely n easy to follow. n i admire how u manage everything... work, kid, blog, GD...
    n ur foam flowers are cute n bold

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    1. Sujana thank you so much..ha ha I go "off" blogland quite often and barely manage Guest DT posts but so nice to hear such fabulous compliments..its doing wonders for my ego!!!!

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  19. These Cala lilies are realy beautiful. What a great idea.

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    1. Thank you so much Wies..here in India it is so difficult to buy craft supplies that traffic woes and lack of time to go to the bank for online banking purchase spurs me on to make my own flowers to craft with!!

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  20. Oh my gosh Sonia ~ how striking of a project... Those foam flower are simply divine. love love your project... I'm sure this must look so pretty sitting on your craft table....

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  21. Wow!!what a sweet project.I just loved those lilies.I always love to see cards with handmade flowers.
    Hugs
    Archana

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  22. Hi Sonia
    I just love those lilies they are stunning. The card and little bike projects are beautiful.

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  23. absolutely beautiful! love the bike cycle so cute.

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  24. Sonia, these foam calla lilies are outstanding...look real. And, what a cute bicycle holder for your flowers. Very creative all around.

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  25. Both the lilies and punch craft flower look very pretty !!!!

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  26. flowers are very pretty you are inspiring me to try these lovely card and bycycle is so cute with the pearls and flowers it looks so adorable

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  27. OMGoodness, how gorgeous are those flowers!!! Love how you arranged them, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  28. Oh wow, Sonia, your flowers are stunning!! I am in awe!! What a gorgeous project!! I'd love to have a vase of those flowers on my craft table - they are amazing!! Have a great day my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  29. Oh! Wow! They are gorgeous!

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  30. Wow so beautiful...

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  31. beautiful flowers, love the card and the trike, never thought of using foam to make flowers like this !!!!
    Paula

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  32. The foam calla lilies r lovely so is the doily!! Loved the bicycle with all those beautiful pearls.

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  33. wow!! love those calla flowers!! they are very beautiful!! and that bicycle is just awesome!! love the way you have decorated it!!
    -Berina
    http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

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  34. Am always a fan of your handmade flowers n this one is lovely too...
    Adorable project. Lovely idea ....

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  35. Oh my goodness! These are just lovely!

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  36. Such a lovely one doc...
    I've become a regular visitor of ur blog eagerly waiting for the wood shavings flower tutorial..... :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Hema. Took photos for the tutorial today.

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    2. Got to tel u this doc ... Am learning a lot from ur blog..The way uve put the tutorials is very easy to follow..And I really should appreciate the way u reply for every single comment..
      Doc pls do visit my blog happyexperimenting.blogspot.com
      Ive jus started updating my creations and ll be happy if u leave ur comment..Dat ll be of a real encouragement

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    3. Hema....Welcome to blogland.Have become your first follower. Awesome creations on your blog and you are one multitalented lady!!

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    4. Thanks a lot doc... So excited seeing u as my first follower

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  37. The color of the flower is awesome...and your projects I'm tired of appreciating you Dr. Sonia

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    1. Ha Ha you are making me smile..please dont get tired ..I am thrilled with the wonderful appreciation from you!!

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  38. Lovely tulips..

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  39. Hi Doc. These look as good as the readymade ones. I remember making these and many more kind of handmade flowers during summer vacations in school. That was a big version of this, the usual white colored ones... your version sure looks pretty. Waiting for the tute :)

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    1. Oh you were really blessed Indira..I had a weird childhood so hardly crafted in childhood!!

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  40. wow stunning creations.beautiful cala lilies and that tricycle is damncute one.love them.

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  41. Pretty beautiful. I love this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  42. adorable flowers sonia and the decoration that you have done to the cycle is awesome

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  43. Beautiful work as always Sonia...!!
    Love

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  44. Wow..Love the lilies and the punch flower also...Bicycle is so beautiful...waiting for the tutorial..

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  45. wow ....the lilies are so beautifully carved that i didnt recognised that they r ur creation....so pretty...n that cycle is also very shabby n cute....loved evry detail..
    PS-sorry dr. sonia that i didnt give any response to ur query abt that brick bkgrnd but seriously speaking firstly i never post any tut. coz i dont know hw to do....2ndly my cont. back ache is not allowing me to craft....but i ll try to post some step ASAP.

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    1. Shalu thank you so much. I loved your brick background so only asked you to share a tutorial..no hurry..I know how painstaking it is to make a tutorial. whenever you get time keep it in mind as I am sure many will appreciate the genius technique

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  46. What lovely flowers you have made!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  47. Oh Sonia, I'm speechless. You always create the most stunning projects. I LOVE these flowers and really love how you have them on the bike. Looks like something from a high end store.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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    1. Oh Nana...you are literally making me blush...thank you so much!!

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  48. Gorgeous doctor. !

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  49. Hi Sonia, I love the very unusual and soothing colour combination of green, pink, violet and white, the cala lilies, the bicycle, the silver handles, the pearls, the charms.........in fact I love every single thing about this.....now waiting for the tute.....

    suman
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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    1. Ha Ha I agree its a crazy color combination but so glad you liked it Suman

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  50. Dear, lovely creation as always...fab flowers... lovely card n n the icing on the cake is the bicycle ...SUPER LIKE;)

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  51. Wow! Beautiful! The lilies are fabulous. Love the pretty bicycle too :)

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  52. This is so very pretty!!

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  53. Wow! The flowers look awesome!!! I love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  54. The calla lilies look so realistic! Looking forward to see the tutorial!

    Hugs!
    Manu

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  55. They look so nice and elegant ! All your creations and projects are amazing!

    Sharon xxx

    http://craftyflower.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. Hallo, liebe Sonia,du hast wirklich wunderschöne Blüten geschaffen. Mir gef ällt besonders die Komposition, auf dem Fahrrad.
    Libe Grüsse, u

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  57. sooo gorgeous...thanks for sharing and congratulations on being an honorable winner with your basket...
    bibiana

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  58. These are Gorgeous Sonia. I love the little tricycle also..Loz

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  59. Lovely flowers and yes....combinations of colours and props are awesome...

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  60. Lovely flowers .....and lovely combinations of props and colours.

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  61. Hi Sonia,
    Very pretty color combo. I like the bike decoration its really pretty.

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  62. Wow.. loved them and they look awesome, do share up the tutorial :) Cant wait to know as to what is the yellow stem inside the flower is made of !!!

    And thank you soo much for putting up such lovely tutorials :)

    Hugs!
    Manu

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  63. Superb...am a fan of your 3D creations..no one does them better than u!!!

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    1. Ha Ha that is a fantastic heartwarming compliment Saumya!!

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  64. As always The callas lilies look beautifully crafted. Another great creation Sonia.
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
    Chris

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  65. What a creative and gorgeous project...very clever to use the foam and so pretty, too!!!

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  66. Hi Dr.Sonia Thank you for your visit and kind words . As usual you have shared a remarkable project .Beautiful hand crafted flowers and I just love the tricycle and basket ..
    Pretty card here as well .
    hugs Shirley-anne

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  67. Wao!...Your calla lilies are gorgeous Dr Sonia...And I totally agree with you that making our own flowers is much more fun than buying ready-made ones...And yours look good really good!....Your bike looks beautiful and so does your card! :)..

    Thank you so much for playing along 'Crafter's Corner' # 7 and Best of luck.

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  68. As I said on my previous comment post -- love this!!! Thanks, again, for sharing!

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  69. A beautiful creation Dr. Sonia, your lilies are awesome as is the bicycle! Love your work as always! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

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  70. hey..loved your creations and lovely blog..

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