Remember over the summer when I shared how to make a faux wood pallet American flag from foam? Today’s project, much like the flag, uses Smooth Finish™, a paintable coating for FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam to create what looks like wood pallet art, but weighs much less and doesn’t require power tools! Follow along and see how to create this “LOVE” faux wood pallet piece.
Make it Fun® Foam 2 – 1″ x 12″ x 36″ sheets
Foam Cutter (you don’t have to have a special cutter, but it makes the process much easier)
Serrated kitchen knife waxed with candle or soap if you don’t have a foam cutter
Antique white chalk paint
Mod Podge Mat Finish
Lint free cloth
Yardstick/straight edge and sharpie
Craft stick for stirring
Putty knife or spatula
Pre cut Chipboard letters or Die cut machine and cardboard
I used three 6 inch planks for my wall art piece. That means I cut the 12×36 inch pieces in half long ways. Use a straight edge and marker to draw the line.
I clamped two of the foam sheets together to cut them in half both at once.
Stir the Smooth FInish with a craft stick and apply with putty knife to foam.
Once the Smooth Finish is dry, paint with your choice of paint color.
Insert connectors (about 3 for each connection site) and glue along entire slat edge.
I prepared my letters by cutting several of each from cardboard and gluing them together with paper cement. I cut one each out of coordinating scrapbook paper, glued that as top layer, and sanded/inked the edges. I used clamps and scrap wood to apply pressure to glued planks and let that dry overnight.
I used short black screws for aesthetics, and glued letters to planks using Fabri-tac. I hung my piece by piercing it with a single nail in the wall. That’s it! I adore my new piece!
Visit Sharon at Crafts n Coffee Blog for great tips, tricks and project ideas using foam.