Tulip Wall Art

Personalize your space with favorite photos of friends family pets and the great outdoors. With our tips you'll find that STYROFOAM™ brand foam is an easy and inexpensive canvas for your photo display.

Completion time – 1-2 hours

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Sheets: one 12" x 36" x 1" sheet; or three 12" x 1
Other Materials
  • Photos: 10" x 10", three
  • Scrapbook paper: 12" x 12", three
  • Ribbon, 1" x 4-1/8 yds.

Tools

  • Ruler
  • Sharp pencil
  • Serrated knife and old candle; or, dental floss
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Straight pins (optional)
  • Sawtooth picture hangers, three, or poster putty

Instructions

(Note: Instructions are for three, 10" x 10" photos; however,
you can easily use the techniques below to create wall art for
photos of different sizes. Your local office supply store or
an online photo developer can print the photos for you.)

  • 1. If using 12" x 12" x 1" squares, skip to Step #2. Using
    ruler and pencil, score foam sheet to create three, 12" x 12"
    squares. Wax serrated knife with an old candle. Holding foam
    sheet firmly on a flat surface, extend one end and cut across
    the score line, using knife like a saw. Or, try dental floss:
    Stand the sheet on its edge and hold a 20" length of dental
    floss along the scored line, positioning one hand at the
    bottom of the board and the other at the top; draw the dental
    floss down through the foam sheet along the scored line.
  • 2. Spread white craft glue on foam square; center and glue
    scrapbook paper to foam square. The scrapbook paper "frames"
    the photo and serves as the photo matt. Spread glue on reverse
    side of photo; center and adhere to scrapbook paper. Repeat
    for two remaining photos. Optional: Place a heavy book on top
    to hold down photo while glue dries.
  • 3. Pin or glue ribbon around edges.
  • 4. Hang pictures with poster putty. Or, glue sawtooth picture
    hanger to back. For additional hold, insert and glue two
    straight pins through holes in sawtooth picture hanger. Let
    dry before hanging.