Mom’s Special Bloom

By  Rebecca Spohn 

size: 12" tall

  • Mom’s Special Bloom


  • Terra cotta pot, 3”
  • Dowel, 1/4” diameter, 8” length
  • Craft foam: green, pink, yellow
  • Acrylic flat-backed rhinestones: pink heart, 3/4”; gold gems, 1/4”, five
  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Ball, 2”
  • Ribbon, 5/8”-wide: light green, green/white polka dot
  • Green tissue paper, scrap
  • Photo of choice


  • Acrylic paints: pink, light green
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface), clear sealer

Pattern - Mom's Special Bloom

  • 1. On covered work surface, paint flower pot pink. Paint dowel light green. Let dry.
  • 2. Adhere green tissue paper around foam ball using tacky glue. Let dry. Press ball firmly inside pot. Insert end of dowel into center of ball. Remove dowel; apply tacky glue into hole and reinsert dowel. Let dry.
  • 3. Tie polka dot ribbon bow around top of pot. Adhere heart rhinestone on bow using tacky glue. Let dry.
  • 4. Print out patterns onto copy paper. Cut out patterns; trace patterns onto craft foam and cut out.
  • 5. Adhere leaves onto dowel. Assemble flower and adhere onto top of dowel. Adhere gold gems to every other petal. Let dry.
  • 6. Trim 3-1/8" circle around photo. Adhere photo on center of flower. Let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Spray a light coat of clear sealer on flower and photo.