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I love geometric shapes. Everything from hexagons to triangles have become popular in the last few years and I love them all. This month I was challenged by FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® to create summer wall art using their foam sheets in various widths, and I did just that in the form of my colorful geometric headboard.
While it isn’t technically a real headboard, it is above the bed in my guest room and that’s good enough for me. I am kind of obsessed with the shapes and colors, and might just have to move these into my own room. That’s if I can talk my husband into it!
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets in 1/2″ and 1″ thicknesses
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Smooth Finish
- Yard stick
- Fine grit sandpaper or sanding block
- Acrylic craft paint in various colors
- Paint brushes
- Permanent mounting squares to hang pieces on wall
The first step is to cut your foam sheets into various sized geometric shapes. I used a yard stick to make a straight edge that I then used as a guide to cut the foam. I made everything from arrow heads, to triangles of different angles, to trapazoids, to other irregular polygons.
Once your shapes are all cut, use the Smooth Finish to coat the shapes. It is essentially like icing a cake. Just use your spatula to cover the top and sides of the pieces with the Smooth Finish by pressing the coating onto the foam. Smooth out as much as possible and then let set overnight for the Smooth Finish to harden. Once dry, you can use a sanding block to smooth out any irregularities in the Smooth Finish coating and sharpen up the edges a bit.
Now it’s time to paint! I found that if I water down my acrylic paint a bit, it makes painting the Smooth Finish a bit easier.
Once you have painted all your pieces and they have dried, use your mounting tape to adhere them to the wall in a random pattern. I tried to place mine so that it looked like they were bursting up from the bed and spreading out.
Have you ever used foam to create home decor? I would love to see what you have made! I have to admit that I am new to it, but the possibilities really are endless since you can cut it into practically any shape and paint it any color. Just look at a few of my past projects (cacti centerpieces and tropical wreath) using craft foam. Oh, and if you love that YAY vase on the side table, you can find the tutorial for that here.