STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Retro Santa Paper Collage

Don't confine pretty holiday scrapbooking paper to your scrapbooks! Use your favorites to create fun altered Christmas art on a block of STYROFOAM™ Brand foam.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Rebekah Meier


  • Block, 8" x 4" x 2"
Other Materials
  • Decorative papers, 12" x 12", two coordinating sheets
  • Cardstock, one coordinating sheet
  • JOY wooden game tiles
  • Die-cut holiday greetings, three
  • Holiday brads, six
  • Ribbons, two coordinating styles
  • Red pigment ink pad
  • Vintage-look Santa photo trimmed to size


  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Cosmetic sponge
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paper glue


  • 1. Cut primary patterned paper to 8" x 12". Beginning andending at center back of foam block, wrap paper smoothlyaround block. Crease paper at corners and remove. Creasecorners firmly and glue paper around block with paper glue.
  • 2. Trace top and bottom of foam block onto wrong side of paperscraps left from Step 1. Glue to block with paper glue.
  • 3. Double mat Santa photo with second patterned paper andcardstock. Adhere to front of paper-covered block.
  • 4. Use cosmetic sponge to ink edges of game tiles red; useglue gun to adhere tiles over ribbon as shown.
  • 5. Ink edges of JOY game pieces and adhere to block covering ribbon.
  • 6. Glue die-cut pieces to block as shown; apply glue to bradends and insert into foam.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Crystal SantaRetro Holiday HousesRuffled Paper Trees