Tulip & Moss Planters
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Tulip & Moss Planters

Do a double take - this “stainless steel” planter is made from paper and a block of STYROFOAM™ brand foam. Add your choice of flowers, top with moss, and you’ve got a stylish and sophisticated floral arrangement.
Designed by The Dow Chemical Company
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Blocks: 2-inch x 4-inch x 8-inch (4)
  • Scrapbook Papers with Hammered Metal Finish: 12-inch x 12-inch sheets (4)
  • Flowers of choice (we used): Silk Tulips (6 white, 4 light green)
  • Reindeer Moss (1 bag)
  • Floral Shears
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Floral Pins
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Thick White Craft Glue

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Use floral pins and low-temp glue to glue together two foam blocks, forming a 4-inch x 4-inch x 8-inch base. Repeat with two remaining blocks of STYROFOAM brand foam.

Step: 2

Cut from scrapbook paper four 4-inch x 4-inch x 9-inch strips and four 4-inch x 4-inch squares. Use craft glue to adhere paper to front and back of foam block; fold ends of each paper strip around corners and adhere ends to sides. Glue 4-inch x 4-inch square on each side.

Step: 3

Use floral shears to trim the tulip stems to approximately 8-inches to 9-inches and insert them into the top of the base. Trim leaves and add between tulips to fill in. Use hot glue to secure the tulips.

Step: 4

Fill in top of planter with reindeer moss.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

This all occasion, all-season floral arrangement is easily customized to suit your space requirements and color scheme. Using a serrated knife, you can cut and assemble a foam base that’s as long or as short as your space allows. Next, choose the scrapbook papers and silk flowers that you like best. Savvy brides-to-be can quickly create multiple, personalized centerpieces without the price tag of custom floral designs.