Garden Collage Wall Art

Coordinating scrapbook papers easily mix and match to create this stunning custom wall sculpture. STYROFOAM™ Brand foam makes it lightweight and super inexpensive.

Completion time – 3 hours

Designer – Kathleen George


  • Sheets: two 1" x 12" x 36"; one 1" x 12" X
  • 12" sheet
Other Materials
  • Scrapbook papers, 12" x 12", 7 - 10 sheets, heavie
  • Acrylic craft paint, to coordinate with paper


  • Paint brush
  • Ruler
  • Sharp pencil
  • T-square, optional
  • Utility knife with new blade or
  • serrated kitchen knife and old candle
  • Craft pins
  • Craft sticks
  • Hook & loop picture hangers
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low temp glue gun and glue sticks


  • 1. Referring to cutting plan, use straight edge and pencil to mark cutting lines on 12" x 36" x 1" sheets of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.
  • 2. Cut out pieces using a utility knife with a very sharp blade or a serrated kitchen knife; wax the knife blade with an old candle for easier cutting.
  • 3. Paint all edges, including the 12" x 12" square, with acrylic craft paint. Let dry.
  • 4. Cut scrapbook papers to fit foam pieces.
  • 5. Spread a very thin, even layer of glue on foam piece and adhere corresponding paper; if needed, secure corners with craft pins till dry. Repeat till all foam pieces are covered. Let dry.(Hint: Papers might appear wavy at first, and will smooth out as the glue dries.)
  • 6. Using low-temp glue, assemble the sculpture following the assembly diagram.
  • 7. For additional reinforcement, glue craft sticks to reverse side to connect the pieces; be sure craft sticks are not visible from the front.