Friday, June 24, 2011

Styrofoam Wall Art

For my June DIY Club project, I got to use products from STYROFOAM, DecoArt, DISChangers, and Gorilla Glue to create this Wall Art Collage for my guest bedroom.
Styrofoam-Wall-Art-#2

Wanna see how it was done? Here we go.

I started out with the following STYROFOAM pieces: Two sheets - 1" x 12" x 36"; and One 1" x 12" X 12" sheet.
Styrofoam-Pieces
STYROFOAM had a great pattern for this collage, which you can download here or by clicking on one of the pictures below.
PatternPattern #2
I used the above pattern to cut my pieces. This was pretty messy, so I recommend cutting it outside if possible.
Cut-out-styrofoam
Next I went through my fabric and figured out my design.
Pattern-Design
Once that was figured out, I cut each of my fabric pieces slightly larger than each of the coordinating STYROFOAM pieces.
Cut-fabric-little-bigger
DecoArt just came out with it’s own Decoupage product and I was eager to try it out.
DecoArt-Decoupage
First I decoupaged my fabric to the top of the STYROFOAM piece.
Glue-top-on
Then I trimmed each of the corners like so.
Cut-corners
This made it easy to decoupage the sides.
Glue-sides
Repeat with all your pieces and allow to dry. Once dry, apply a topcoat of decoupage to each piece.
Top-coat
This will seal and protect the fabric. Make sure to get all the edges and corners as well.
Seal-edges
Repeat with all your pieces. Once dry, arrange the pieces in your collage pattern and glue together.
Glued-together
I used hot glue for this, but when I picked it up to move it after it dried, it fell apart. So I went back to old reliable – Gorilla Glue.
Gorilla-Glue
That did the trick!

I needed to put some sort of hanging hardware on the back of this thing, but the STYROFOAM was so light I didn’t want to do anything too heavy. I remembered some DISChangers I had and those worked perfectly – lightweight and very strong!
DISChangers
Time to hang it up.
Styrofoam-Wall-Art-#2
Here’s a straight-on shot.
Styrofoam-Wall-Art
This is hanging over the bed and I love the look it gives the room!

46 comments:

  1. Very cool. I was dubious at first, but you really did the challenge great justice! Yay :D

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  2. Oh my gosh that is a great I idea. I would love to have some art like that in my house. You did a wonderful job!

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  3. Very wonderful...great project. Have a great weekend

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Wish I had some styrofoam!!! lol

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  5. Amazing...I'm definitely considering copying! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Looks great! I love the colors and fabric. (I'm having my baby on MONDAY!!!)

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  7. Oh I am adding this to my pinterest board right now! It's such a fantastic idea!!

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  8. WOWZA, this is brilliant! love it!!!!

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  9. I did something similar to this for my wedding! well, i premade the boards with colors from the wedding and then had fabric pens for guests to sign it :) i still havent put it up (slackin!) BUT i still love the idea and this really helps me figure out HOW to put it up! thanks :)

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  10. I'm highlighting this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today.

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  11. I love this! I need to try something like it on an angled wall in my bedroom.

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  12. Nice and light to hang on the wall! Looks great!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/06/calling-all-crafters-13th-edition.html

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  13. This caught my eye right away because of the colors. It is the exact color scheme for my current project: playroom turned guest bedroom. That martini dot print is what inspired me from a cute notebook I got from The Pleated Poppy. This wall art looks great. Thanks for another idea for my room!

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  14. That's so cute! It goes great with the stripes on your wall. I would never have thought to use styrafoam! Great idea!

    I'd love for you to join my giveaway for 2 canvas pillow forms going on now! www.alittleknickknack.com Happy 4th!

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  15. NO WAY~ I totally love it! And its finally something light to hang up that the hubs won't complain about!!

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  16. WOWSERS! This is too cute! I am your newest follower! I'm loving your blog. I would love it if you stopped by mine and if you like it, please become my newest follower!

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  17. That is gorgeous and it looks like you paid a fortune for it. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  18. Great project! I saw this on the Michaels website using foam board and scrapbooking paper. I like your use of the fabric!

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  19. Um....this is crazy amazing! Are you kidding me right now?!?! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! :)

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  20. I love the colors of fabric you used and the way you stacked up all of the pieces. What a great creation!

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  21. This is an amazing idea..totally smart way to create a wall art..thanks for sharing
    Lots of Love :)

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  22. I love the fabrics. Can you tell me what the yellow flower fabric name is?

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  23. MrsJ - The yellow flower fabric is Alexander Henry Matisse Amelie Yellow.

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  24. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Sumo:)

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  25. That looks fantastic! I can’t believe it’s made with styrofoam!

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  26. This is so pretty Tam! I love the colors you put together to create this wall art. Awesome!

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  27. Super cute Tami! Love all the fabrics! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

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  28. Such a great impact in the space... I LOVE it!

    Hopping over from Whipperberry

    Amanda Joy
    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  29. Very nice! My teenager has been wanting something like this for her room. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. This is so cool! I LOVE those colors!

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  31. This is great, Tam! I can imagine it with all sorts of different themes/colors!

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  32. I LOVE this...what a great idea! It looks like expensive piece if wall art! This would look awesome in my guest bedroom that I posted in the same link party (504 Main).

    http://domesticimperfection.blogspot.com/2011/06/guest-room-before-and-after.html

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  33. The result is stunning! Great job!

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  34. Seriously LOVE this. I'm your newest follower...simply b/c of this awesome piece. Way to make my rough day look brighter. THANKS!

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  35. oh my gosh i'm in love with this!!! i might have to try this... although the geometric shape of it all is a little intimidating! I usually like to put my own spin on things, but I think if I did this I'd have to copy you exactly! Lol :)

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  36. Hi, I really love what you did so much, that I made a similar one for my mom. I've published it on my blog. I hope it is ok?! I've emailed you about this, but you haven't answered. I've read you license thingi and as far as I understand the way I have written my post, is ok with it... Here is the link
    http://bilingual-crafting-sewing.blogspot.com/2011/09/styrofoam-wall-art.html
    Thanks for sharing that wonderful idea.
    Catrin
    bilingual_craftin_sewing(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Love the fabric!! These are the colors of my room! Where did you get your fabric? Thanks!! :)

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  38. Just wondering what the fabrics are you used in this wall art and the duvet cover? I love them!

    Thanks,
    Nikkilee

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  39. Styrofoam sheets are a good materials pertaining to cellular lining cardboard boxes while mailing really gentle things.

    Hotwire Cut Styrofoam

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  40. Love the idea! Going to use it in the master bedroom, but thinking about adding some photos to the fabric. Just another layer of decopadge on it.

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  41. Love the idea! Going to use it in the master bedroom, but thinking about adding some photos to the fabric. Just another layer of decopadge on it.

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