Friday, November 9, 2012

Celebrate the Seasons
with Smoothfoam

It won't be long now and we will be putting up our Christmas decorations and presents under the tree!  The seasons pass very quickly and this year, I for one, want to be ready!

For this Smoothfoam  challenge, I have come up with a winter decoration that can be changed up for Spring.

The Snowman is made from foam balls and disks.  The base is a large disk, covered with ribbon and burlap.  I used Snow-Tex to paint the snowman and acrylic paint on the face and for the birds.

Once the Holidays are over, you can change up your decoration by removing the snowman, placing the little birdies on a birdhouse made from foam and place it on your table for everyday!

Paint a block of Smoothfoam for the main birdhouse.  I cut a rectangle in two, positioned, glued, and secured the top of the roof with toothpicks.  Toothpicks work great to hold the foam pieces together along with some glue to secure.

The birdhouse can be embellished as much as you like.  I kept it fairly simple by painting it with acrylic paint.  Decoupaging with a colorful tissue paper or memory papers would also add a nice touch.  Multi-media techniques are very popular and can be applied here with wonderful results.

The little birds are two small Smoothfoam balls painted with acrylic paint.  For Christmas, they can be painted red or other colors, covered with glitter and glued to a clip to make a great Christmas ornament. 

Last Spring, I went to Ohio to film a segment for a product I represent called CraZy TACKz.  My project was wall decor and I used the Smoothfoam 12" square wall mounts for the base of my project.  Following is a picture of the project.  The instructions can be found on the Scrapbook Soup website: .  The segment aired on PBS in September, 2012.

That is all I have to share for today.  Hope you are gearing up for a great Holiday season and are getting lots of inspiration here and from the other great designers on the Designer Craft Connection.  Remember to go to the blue DCC button and "hop" to the next blog!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Very clever! Love the melted snowman and the birds are ADORABLE!

  2. Wow ! Girl you are such a creative one. Love the melted snow person, so fun!

  3. great idea, love the versatility of this. the bird house is adorable as is the winter scene.

  4. I love those little birds! They have such attitude! :) Great projects!

  5. Cute ideas! Especially liking the birdhouse!

  6. I love little birds and yours are so cute. And, that snowman is great!

  7. Thank you, Terry! I think they will make cute little tree ornaments too. Lots of color choices...and bling would be fun too!

  8. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a comment. It makes posting fun when I get to hear from you. I am enjoying your blogs as well and am happy to be counted amoung a great bunch of talented ladies! :-)