Fall Leaves & Textured Cube

Borrow Mother Nature's palette to decorate your home. Cover a cube of STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand foam in plain textured wallpaper then paint it a mix of rich nature-touched shades.

Completion time – 2 hours

Designer – Diane Flowers

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Ball, 4"
  • Cube, 5"
Other Materials
  • Acrylic paints: dark brown; burnt sienna; deep red
  • Dried fall leaves/stems, one large bunch
  • Dark green reindeer moss, one bag
  • White, paintable textured wall covering
  • (available by the roll in most hardware stores)
  • Floral picks, 4", two

Tools

  • Floral shears
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

Instructions

  • 1. Trace cube sides and bottom onto back of wallpaper, noting desired pattern placement; center same pattern on each side before tracing. Cut out and glue paper to foam; leave cube top uncovered.

  • 2. Use paintbrush to apply burnt sienna to one side of paper-covered cube. While wet, use paper towel to randomly add spots of deep red and dark brown. Repeat for each side and bottom; let dry. Add additional highlights as desired; let dry.

  • 3. Use glue gun to cover foam ball with reindeer moss; let dry.Glue floral picks into bottom of ball; glue opposite ends into top of cube.

  • 4. Trim leaf stems to 2" long. Apply glue to stems and insert into foam ball, completely covering ball with leaves. Spot glue individual leaves into visible gaps. Let dry.