STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Opulent Wedding Bells

Metallic mulberry papers transform plain foam bells into elegant objets d'art to adorn shower or reception. Group for an elegant centerpiece or present individually as favors or keepsake ornaments.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Mary Lynn Maloney

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Full Round Bell, 4"
Other Materials
  • Assorted metallic mulberry papers, extra-large sheets:
  • purple; blue; multi
  • Metallic pink/multi braid trim, 1 yd.
  • Corsage pins with multicolored heads
  • Straight pins with small white heads

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thick, white craft glue

Instructions

Note: Materials and instructions are for 4" bell. For favors,use 2-1/2" bell; omit Step 4.
  • 1. Cut 3"x15" strip from desired mulberry paper. Drape paperover center top of foam bell and bring ends around to bottom;pin paper in place temporarily using white pins.
  • 2. Cut a second strip from different paper and drape overbell, forming "X" over first paper strip. Pin at bottom to secure.Repeat twice more with paper strips to completely cover foam surface.
  • 3. Working with one paper strip at a time, pin paper securely to bell.Arrange corsage pins in vertical rows, smoothing and forming paper onto bell shape.
  • 4. Cut 3"x12" strip from contrasting mulberry paper and wraphorizontally around bottom of bell. Smooth paper against surface andpin at top with corsage pins; pin at bottom with white pins.
  • 5. Choose two vertical corsage pin rows and slightly pullheads away from bell surface. Beginning at bottom pair ofpins, wrap metallic braid in criss-cross corset fashion,moving up toward top of bell. Tie braid into bow. Push allpins securely back into bell.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Showered with Joy CenterpieceYellow Rose Bouquet