Tulip Wall Art
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Tulip Wall Art

Personalize your space with favorite photos of friends, family, pets and the great outdoors. With our tips, you’ll find that STYROFOAM™ brand foam is an easy and inexpensive canvas for your photo display.
Designed by The Dow Chemical Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Sheets: 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch Sheet (1) or 12-inch x 12-inch x 1-inch Squares (3)
  • Photos of choice: 10-inch x 10-inch (3)
  • Scrapbook Paper: 12-inch x 12-inch Sheets (3)
  • Ribbon: 1-inch x 4 1/8-yards
  • Scissors
  • Thick White Craft Glue
  • Poster Putty or Sawtooth Picture Hangers (3)
  • Optional (if using 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch foam sheet):
    Sharp Pencil
    Serrated Knife & Old Candle or Dental Floss
  • Straight Pins (optional)
  • Optional: Heavy Book (to hold down photo while glue dries)

Project Instructions

Step: 1

If using 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch sheet, proceed as follows: 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.

Step: 2

Spread white craft glue on foam square; center and glue scrapbook paper to foam square. The scrapbook paper “frames” the photo and serves as the photo mat. Spread glue on reverse side of photo; center and adhere to scrapbook paper. Repeat for two remaining photos. Optional: Place a heavy book on top to hold down photo while glue dries.

Step: 3

Pin or glue ribbon around edges.

Step: 4

Hang pictures with poster putty. Or, glue sawtooth picture hanger to back. For additional hold, insert and glue two straight pins through holes in sawtooth picture hanger. Let dry before hanging.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Sheets of STYROFOAM brand foam are available as large as 12-inches x 36-inches, so you have a lot of flexibility in creating your display. You can join several sheets together, or cut them down to size, to accommodate many different photo dimensions.