I’m back again this month with the first FloraCraft® Make It Fun® Foam project of the year! This month FloraCraft® Make it Fun® Team challenged us to create wall art using foam sheets that you can’t make with a canvas. What a fun idea! I have had my eye on some beautiful Navajo Patterned Wood Art pieces, so what a great way to recreate one using foam instead of wood!
DIY Navajo Patterned Wall Art
- 2 FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam sheets 1/2 in thick x 12 in x 36 in
- 2 FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets 1 in thick x 12 in x 36 in
- 2-3 containers of FloraCraft® Smooth Finish
- a Floracraft® StryoCutter®
- Acrylic paint: Black, White, Brown, Tan and gold
- Hot glue & gun
- Ruler and black pen
- Small pieces of twine
Cover them both on the top side with the FloraCraft® SmoothFinish® paintable coating. This will fill the holes in the foam for a smoother finish when painted. Let the SmoothFinish® dry overnight. Paint these two pieces of foam white.
Mark the color you are going to paint each piece on the foam sections and set aside. Paint the top and sides of each section the desired color you chose. I painted mine black, brown and tan. I painted gold over the top of tan pieces to add shine. Let all the pieces dry overnight.
Now let’s put everything together~Place the two bottom 1 inch thick pieces side by side. In four places insert toothpicks into the foam for stability and press the edges together. Add hot glue on a low setting to the seam.
TIP: Using hot glue on foam will melt the foam on high settings. You could also use an adhesive that is made especially for foam.
Check out more of my Foam Projects~