Here in North Carolina, baseball season for our little guys is in full swing! When I saw this Smoothfoam baseball, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it – a fun way to display our grandson’s baseball photos!
2″ x 4″ x 8” Smoothfoam block
2-5/8″ Smoothfoam baseball
Natural Makin’s Clay
Mod Podge Mod Molds – Alphabet
Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paints
Craft Attitude Printable Craft Film
Card stock (coordinate color with your team’s uniforms)
Red fine-point marker
Sandpaper or emery board
Paint the Smoothfoam block in your desired color and let dry.
Sand way the center seam on the Smoothfoam baseball and paint it white or off-white and let dry. Use the red marker to highlight the raised stitches on the baseball.
On your computer, type various baseball-themed words in different fonts in desired color to fill 2″ x 8” sections for the top and 2″ x 4″ sections for the sides of the block. Print out on Craft Attitude film, following manufacturer instructions – be sure to reverse your text before printing. Trim out and use glue stick to adhere the film to the sides and top of block.
Create the letters for your desired verse with the clay and molds. The mold is flexible, so the clay will pop right out after pressing it inside – you don’t need to wait until the clay dries to remove the letters.
When the letters are dry, draw baseball stitches on each with the marker, then glue them into your verse on a strip of card stock.
Mat your photos on card stock and glue them on the block, then glue the verse underneath.
Press a toothpick into the pilot hole of the baseball, then push the ball into the lower left corner of the block – secure the ball to the block with a little glue.