STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Floor Cones

Extra large cones of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam add dramatic architectural elegance when dressed up as floor sculptures.  For added height display on optional foam cubes.
   Completion Time - 
4 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Cones, one each: 30" x 6"; 24" x 6"; 15" x 5"
  • Optional: Cubes, 5" and 8" to serve as pedestals
Other Materials
  • Acrylic paints: white; yellow ochre crackle-finish; charcoal (optional)
  • Lightweight spackling
  • Gloss-finish decoupage medium (optional)

Tools

  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Disposable container
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Putty knife, 1"
  • Sandpaper

Instructions

  • 1. Follow manufacturer's directions to mix spackling indisposable container until smooth and spreadable. Use puttyknife to spread even coat of spackling over foam cones,avoiding bases; let dry and sand smooth. Repeat.
  • 2. Optional: To create foam pedestals for the cones, mixcharcoal paint with lightweight spackling to achieve desiredshade of dark gray. Follow Step 1 to cover foam cubes with spackling.
  • 3. Paint two largest cones white and smallest cone yellowochre; let dry. Note: Follow crackle paint manufacturer'sinstructions to obtain best result.
  • 4. Optional: For a glossy finish, apply several coatsdecoupage medium to white cones; let dry.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Traditional Wallpaper Wall ArtSleek & Chic Floor SculptureArchitectural Finals