Holiday Dining Wall Art
Create a holly, jolly mood this holiday season with custom wall art. Combining STYROFOAM™ brand foam and scrapbook papers is so easy and inexpensive, you can change your wall art on a whim just by changing the papers.
Designed by The Dow Chemical Company
- STYROFOAM® Brand Foam: 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch Sheets (3); or 12-inch x 12-inch x 1-inch Squares (8)
- Holiday Scrapbook Paper: 12-inch x 12-inch Sheets (8, heavier in weight)
- Ribbon, 1-inch x 11-yards
- Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Thick White Craft Glue
- Putty Knife
- Straight Pins (optional)
- Poster Putty or Sawtooth Picture Hangers (8)
- Level (for hanging wall art)
- Optional (if using 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch foam sheets):
Serrated Knife & Old Candle or Dental Floss
If using 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch sheets proceed with this step: Using ruler and pencil, score foam sheet to create three, 12-inch x 12-inch squares. Wax serrated knife with an old candle. Holding foam sheet firmly on a flat surface, extend one end and cut across the score line, using knife like a saw. Or use dental floss as follows: Stand the sheet on its edge and hold a 20-inch length of dental floss along the scored line, positioning one hand at the bottom of the board and the other at the top; draw the dental floss down through the foam sheet along the scored line. Repeat for remaining two foam sheets, creating a total of nine, 12-inch x 12-inch squares. Save one remaining square for future use.
Use putty knife to spread thin, even coat of craft glue on front of foam square. Adhere 12-inch x 12-inch paper on foam square and smooth paper with fingers. Repeat to cover all foam squares. (Note: Papers may appear wavy at first, but will smooth out as glue dries.)
Beginning and ending at one lower corner, use glue gun to secure ribbon around edges of each foam square; trim excess, allowing a bit of overlap. (Hint: STYROFOAM brand foam is very forgiving. If the paper does not exactly meet the edges of the foam sheet, run the edge of the foam square along a tabletop, compressing the foam.)
Use level and poster putty to secure squares to wall as shown. Or glue sawtooth picture hanger to back. For additional hold, insert and glue two straight pins through holes in sawtooth picture hanger.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
It’s fun to mix and match colors, solids and patterns. To create a pleasing combination, spread your papers out on the floor, mixing, matching and rearranging until achieving your desired look.