STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Green Apple Wall Art

Personalize your space with panels of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam decked out in amazing photorealistic papers that look like high-end photos but cost far less. 
   Completion Time - 
2 hours
   Designer - 

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Sheets, 36" x 12" x 1"
  • (one sheet yields 3 squares);
  • or 12" x 12" x 1" square
Other Materials
  • Photorealistic apple paper, 12" x 12" sheets (model shown uses Green
  • Apples by Paper Pizzazz)
  • Decorative ribbon, such as grosgrain or velvet,
  • 1" x 1-1/2 yds. per square

Tools

  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Dental floss (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Putty knife, 1"
  • Carpenter's level
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Liquid paper glue or stick-flat paste
  • Poster adhesive or small sawtooth hangers and nails

Instructions

  • 1. If using 12" x 12" x 1" squares, skip to Step 2. Waxserrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Measure and cuteach foam sheet into three 12" squares. Or, use dentalfloss: stand the sheet on its edge, and hold a 20" length ofdental floss along the scored line, positioning one hand atthe bottom of the board and the other at the top; draw thedental floss down through the foam sheet along the scored line.
  • 2. Use putty knife to spread thin, even coat of paste onto oneside of first foam square, or apply liquid glue. Center onesheet of paper on pasted foam; smooth paper with fingers.Repeat to cover all foam squares.
  • 3. Beginning and ending at one lower corner, use glue gun tosecure ribbon around edges of each foam square; trim excess,allowing a bit of overlap.
  • 4. Use level and poster adhesive to secure squares to wall asshown, or glue sawtooth hanger to top center back of each foamsquare and hang with small nails.TIPS:
  • 1. Heavier paper and cardstock will deliver smoother results.
  • 2. While glue is wet, the paper might appear wavy. As gluedries, the paper will smooth out.
  • 3. STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam is very forgiving. If the papersquare does not meet the edges of the foam square exactly, runthe edge of the foam square along a tabletop, compressing the foam.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:River Rock Wall ArtMossy Wall ArtGirl's Flower Wall Art