Make this quick and easy plaque with a Smoothfoam disc and your favorite washi tape. It’s cute and fun and so true – growing up is definitely optional, especially for us crafters!
- 6″ Smoothfoam disc
- Patterned washi tape
- Narrow patterned duct tape
- Sentiment sticker
Cover the disc with washi tape, lining up the pattern so the seams match, if possible.
Wrap the ends of the tape around the edge of the disc at a slight angle to keep the folds crisp around the face of the disc.
After the disc is covered with washi tape, wrap some contrasting narrow duct tape around the edge like a frame. Duct tape is opaque, so it will cover the transparent washi tape.
Embellish your plaque however you like – I attached a clear sentiment sticker, then glued on some colorful chipboard die-cuts. I attached the little buttons with small straight pins. I positioned the buttons at the bottom to help add weight, so the plaque will stand up on my desk without rolling around. You can also pin or glue a ribbon loop to the back for hanging.
Take these to your leader! Here’s more fun for the kids this summer with Smoothfoam blocks, balls and sheets. There are no rules when it comes to making a robot or a space alien – kids can really let their imagination run free! Click the links below for full tutorials and have some out-of-this-world fun!
Robbie the Robot
Aliens on the wall
Smoothfoam’s got you covered when it comes to keeping the kids busy this summer. Pull out the paints, glitter, yarn and pipecleaners and make a menagerie of cute “pets” that are way easier to take care of than the real ones. Click the links below to get the how-to instructions for each critter.
Click here to see lots more animal-themed projects – have fun!
Instead of spending hours at the mall trying to find the right gift for your girl to bring to her friend’s birthday party – head to the craft store and get creative! Here are six super fun handmade gifts that girls can make for their friends. Any of these craft projects would also be a terrific group activity for all the kids at the party to make together.
Click the title to learn how to make it (clockwise from top left):
Hair clip organizer
Cell phone pouch
Top banana trophy
I love an ocean theme and the beach life – it was the perfect idea for redecorating my bathroom. The Smoothfoam ruled wreaths are shaped like a lifesaver ring, so with just a bit of ribbon and rope, I was able to create a great accent for my space. Click here to see exactly how I made my nautical lifesaver wallhanging.
Designer Steph Ackerman got her shine on with this metallic wreath! Visit her blog to see how she wrapped a Smoothfoam ruled wreath form with the new metallic Oly*Fun fabrics in silver, gold and bronze.
We love this idea of using a Smoothfoam ruled wreath form to create an oversized dreamcatcher! Designer Susan M. Brown gave her dreamcatcher a weathered, beachy feel with raffia and neutral tones of paint. Visit Susan’s blog to see how she made it.