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This month’s Make It: Fun Crafts challenge was to use a FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheet in some kind of outdoor project. I decided to make a fun little sign that would be easy to hang up for an outdoor celebration. It is an easy way to create a backdrop for a treat table even if you don’t have a wall.
I’m thinking we will use this for my daughter’s birthday later this month. Anyway, this was super simple to make, and I love that you can use any font you like.
Materials (I have included affiliate links below. Thanks for supporting Persia Lou!):
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam 1″ Sheet
- FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus
- Printout of your Word or Phrase
- Spray paint
- Monofilament for hanging
- Floracraft® Smooth Finish is pictured but I did not actually use it – If you want a smooth finish to your piece, give this product a try.
The process for making your own sign is really pretty simple. Start by printing out your word or phrase in a font you like. Then fold the paper into even segments and create a grid on your piece of foam using the same ratios.
Using the grid to help you, draw the word on your piece of foam. I used a blue marker to outline the final shape, but I would recommend a lighter color because the blue was harder to cover with the spray paint.
Next, use the StyroCutter® Plus to cut out the shape of the word. The cutter is a pretty cool tool – it heats up and melts through the foam, so you don’t need to saw and you won’t get a bunch of foam dust. Be careful when cutting around the thin parts of your letters. I had a few breaks at these points, but I was able to repair them with StyroGlue.
Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate your support, and I truly hope you are having a happy day!