Smoothfoam ornaments are perfect for holiday gifts. The smooth surface is perfect to paint, sand, decoupage and cut. The possibilities are endless!
3-5/8″ Smoothfoam ornaments
1″ x 6″ x 12″ Smoothfoam sheet
Mini Dew Drops embellishments
Assorted tissue paper napkins
24-gauge colored floral wire
Decorative bead or jewel
Holiday wire, beading pliers
Foam brush, scissors
Bamboo skewer, toothpicks
Carefully push your bamboo skewers through each ornament as shown.
Your tissue napkins will be 3-ply. Remove one ply and cut your desired design into small triangles and short strips. Always cut more than you think you need so you won’t have to try cutting tissue paper with sticky fingers later.
Use the foam brush to apply decoupage medium to the ornament, add a tissue piece and paint over it with the medium. Keep repeating these steps until you have covered your ornament.
Poke one end of the toothpick into the ornament and the other end into the Smoothfoam sheet so the ornament can dry upright.
After the ornaments are no longer sticky to touch, glue on your embellishments, glitter, sequins and trims as desired. Once again. prop up the ornament with the toothpick to set.
Measure 12″ of craft wire and fold in half. Thread your bead or jewel so it drops to the end of the wire, twist to secure. Thread a couple of sequins to cover the top and bottom of your ornament.
Push wire up through the bottom of the ornament to the top. Add another sequin, then make a loop with the remaining wire. Wrap the tail of the wire around the base of the loop and snip off excess.