Add instant pop to a plain wall with this simple project. If you change your decor with the seasons or for holidays, creating different sets of these “tiles” is an inexpensive way to change the feel of a room. The flower placement lends a natural contrast and another dimension of color.
- Styrofoam™ Brand Foam – 1″ x 12″ x 36″ sheet, three
- Scrapbook paper: 12″ x 12″, nine sheets
- Ribbon, 1″ x 12 yds.
- Sharp pencil
- Serrated knife and old candle; or, dental floss
- Thick, white craft glue
- Sawtooth picture hangers, nine
- Straight pins (optional)
- Using ruler and pencil, score foam sheet to create three, 12″ x 12″ squares. Wax serrated knife with an old candle. Holding foam sheet firmly on a flat surface, extend one end and cut across score line, using knife like a saw. Or, try dental floss: stand the sheet on its edge, and hold a 20″ length of dental floss along the scored line, positioning one hand at the bottom of the board and the other at the top; draw the dental floss down through the foam sheet along the scored line. Repeat with remaining two foam sheets.
- Spread white craft glue on foam square, center 12″ x 12″ paper, and adhere to foam. Repeat, covering all of the foam squares.
- Pin or glue ribbon around edges.
- Glue sawtooth picture hanger to back. For additional hold, insert and glue two straight pins through holes in sawtooth picture hanger.
- Let dry before hanging.
Typical Project Completion Time: 1-2 hours
Concert shirts? Vacation shirts? Upcycle ’em!
Click the link below for the how to video from my Sonoran Living segment: