One of the projects I really love from my book, Stylish Craft Foam Projects is this woodland wreath. Oh who am I kidding, all the projects are my favorites, lol. But what I like about this one is how it looks nice during any season, not just fall and winter.
The complete instructions with helpful tips are in my book, but here’s the gist of it…yarn-wrap a larger Smoothfoam wreath, then paint a smaller one to nest inside and secure it with glue. Cover the smaller wreath with paper die-cut leaves, using straight pins. Cover a Smoothfoam egg with overlapping punched paper circles to create the pinecone and poke it into the wreath. Add a ribbon hanger and done! Try different color combinations to create the woodland of your own imagination.
DIY bulletin boards don’t have to be made with cork – have you ever tried Smoothfoam sheets, discs and blocks? The smooth, dense and lightweight surface is not only fun to paint and embellish, it also holds straight pins snugly. If you need a small bulletin board to post a few reminders and photos, these cute designer projects are for you! Put one in your school locker, at your desk, on the cupboard door or even inside the closet.
Piñata bulletin board
Scrapbook bulletin board
Chevron bulletin board
Burlap bulletin board with key hooks
Round bulletin board
Denim bulletin board with pockets
This photo cube ornament is quick and easy to make with your favorite papers, punches and embellishments. I started with a 3″ Smoothfoam cube and 3″ squares of scrapbook paper. You can drill a hole through the center of the cube with a hot wire tool or just use a large wood skewer. Push it carefully through the cube from top to bottom, pull it out and push it through a few more times all around the original hole to make it a bit larger. Be prepared to wipe up some foam crumbs.
You can adhere the paper to each side of the cube with tacky glue or a gluestick, but I just used pearl-head straight pins in the corners. Push them in at an angle toward the center of the cube. Cut slits or punch a small hole in the center of the papers you choose for the top and bottom. Punch out shapes from cardstock for framing small photos and embellish however you like. Fold long pieces of ribbon in half and push the folded end (loop) through the hole with the skewer from the bottom up to the top. Tie off the ribbons with knots or bows at the top and bottom to secure in place for hanging.
Who doesn’t love to surround themselves with photos of their family and friends? Instead of buying basic frames and photo holders from the store, how about making one of these pretty projects with Smoothfoam? Our designers have come up with some truly original ideas for shining a spotlight on your favorite peeps!
Decorative block photo-holder
Ladybug photo vignette
Embossed aluminum frame
Baseball photo block
Felt flower photo pocket
Add a pop of personality and dash of DIY to your desk with these terrific crafts, handmade with Smoothfoam. Whether they’re functional or just full of flair, these projects will make your home or office workspace a much more enjoyable place to spend your time.
Swivel block collage
No matter what season it is, seaside-themed décor is always beautifully neutral and calm. If you love to collect seashells from family trips to the ocean or if you buy shells from the craft store, you can lovingly display them throughout your home with a little help from Smoothfoam. Check out our designer DIYs and bring a bit of sand and surf indoors!
Who says it’s hip to be square? We think circles are pretty cool, in a roundabout way. Smoothfoam discs make terrific art panels for a wide variety of mediums, colors and themes. From wallhangings to mandalas to décor for the kids’ room, we’ve surrounded you with some really fun DIY ideas!
PacMan and Pokemon
A simple sheet of Smoothfoam can become an inspiring work of art with just a little imagination. Whether you enjoy painting, stamping, stenciling, collage, heat-carving, image transfer, texturizing…it’s all possible on this affordable, lightweight surface. Find your muse and get creative!
Rustic wood crafts are popular any time of year – but wouldn’t it be fun to create projects that look like wood without power tools? Wouldn’t it be nice to make holiday and home décor that’s so much lighter than wood? Smoothfoam is just the ticket – check out these great designs for wood look-alikes:
Family and friends sign
Round beach sign
Plank beach sign
Is it wood? Is it metal? No, it’s Smoothfoam! With the right tools and a little imagination, you can mimic almost any surface with Smoothfoam. Create beautiful, lightweight DIY art and craft projects for every room in your home that are more than deserving of a double-take.
Faux copper – Fruit bowl
Faux stucco – Art panel
Faux glass – Owl ornaments
Faux terra cotta – Planter
Faux rusty metal – Key
Faux carved wood – Bowl
Faux zinc – Letters