Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fun With Fun Foam

Are you getting excited? Christmas is on its' way.  I feel this year like I am one of Santa Elves. Just wish I looked better in leggings and a pointy hat.

 I found at a dollar store a roll of green fun foam. What I am going to do with all of it I don't know but I thought when I saw it that it would be cute to make a Christmas tree pin out of it. With  the software for my Silhouette  I cut the Christmas tree out using the maximum settings and double cutting. Then brushed glue and sprinkled glitter on the two tree pieces. For the trunk I used a permanent marker to color it. I forgot to color it before I sprinkled my crystal glitter on it but like how it turned out.  I was surprised that the little star cut out so nicely. I colored the rhinestones with permanent marker while they were still attached to their card. Make sure the ink is dry on your rhinestones before attaching to your tree. I also went and cut out of the card stock just the outline of the tree to give it more stability and the pin back is glued to that.

It actually takes longer for the glue to dry than to make the pin. I think for the next one I'll see what happens when I run my tree through my "Creative Station" to apply the glue. These pins are so easy to make that it would be a fun project to do with kids.

 Have fun and remember to have fun with fun foam. There are so many cute pins or even toppers for hair clips you can make with fun foam. The possibilities are unlimited.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back for some more "Crafting The Frugal Way".

1 comment:

  1. It's so very, very cute! You must make so many people smile and feel so good.


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