I love to decorate with styrofoam. It’s easy to work with, it can be painted and carved, and if you’re working on a budget, it’s really cheap. But there are times when even I think that my creations look like they could’ve been made by a preschooler. So I started trying out some new ways of making my projects look more sophisticated—and now I’m sharing them with you!
When you paint your styrofoam, you’ll want to use a brush or a roller. A sponge brush gives the foam a more textured look, while a roller will give it a smoother finish.
You’ll also need to make sure that the paint is compatible with Styrofoam and easy to clean up in case of spills.
If the surface of your styrofoam is rough, add an acrylic primer before painting on top of it.
If you want to make your styrofoam wall decor look more sophisticated, carve it. The first step is to use a craft knife or even better, a dremel tool (which is like a super high-tech rotary tool). If you want something more primitive, then the best thing to use is probably a carving knife or hand saw. You could also use all of these tools:
- Wood Carving Tools
- Wood Burning Tool
- Wood Chisel
- Wood Rasp/File
Cover it with fabric
- Glue gun: Use a glue gun to attach the fabric to the styrofoam in a few places. This is a fast and easy way to get the job done without worrying about making sure it’s perfect.
- Staple gun: If you want your fabric to be more secure, use a staple gun instead of hot glue or glue sticks, but not both! This will help keep the fabric in place for longer than other methods.
- Glue stick: If you’d rather not deal with staples or heat guns, try using an adhesive like this one from Scotch Brite that works with regular craft materials like foam board and cardboard as well as paper mache clay projects (this brand has been around since 1855). Just draw lines on top of each piece before you stick them together so they’ll hold better when pressed down onto each other by hand or something heavy such as weights on top for 30 minutes at least—you’ll know they’re ready if nothing comes apart when held up vertically again after being separated horizontally earlier during construction time.”
Glue on pom-poms
If you want to add even more texture and color, pom-poms are a great option. You can easily glue them on with hot glue or a glue gun, but if you’re looking for something less permanent, try using a glue stick or fabric adhesive instead.
To make it easy, I recommend cutting the pom-poms into individual pieces before gluing them on so you can get an even distribution of colors and styles throughout your decor.
Make a faux wood finish
As the beginning of this blog post mentioned, you can use a pencil or a ruler to measure and mark your styrofoam. To cut the pieces, use a sharp knife (a utility knife will work fine). If you don’t have one on hand, ask someone at your local hardware store for help finding one that’ll fit into your budget.
Once the pieces are cut out, use an old paintbrush to apply coat after coat of paint until each piece is completely covered. Be sure to let it dry between coats for 10 minutes or so before starting again!
Glitter it up
Glitter it up!
It is the easiest and fastest way to make your Styrofoam look more sophisticated, modern, rustic or traditional. You can buy different types of glitter in various colors and sizes. It comes in a variety of shapes too like star, heart and circle. You can also use glitter glue if you want a stronger hold on the Styrofoam pieces. If you are using a dark colored background then it will look great with silver or gold color glitter while light colored backgrounds look good with colorful glitters like blue or red.
Styrofoam is a wonderful material for crafts, but sometimes it can look a little too cheap.
Styrofoam is a wonderful material for crafts. It’s lightweight and easily shaped, which makes it ideal for people who want to create their own projects at home. You can find styrofoam in the shape of beads, egg cartons, balls and even sheets that you can cut into shapes.
Styrofoam is also affordable; however, sometimes it doesn’t look sophisticated enough for your project. In order to achieve a more professional look that will stand out from others in your craft group or at an art fair, here are some tips on how to make styrofoam look more sophisticated:
Styrofoam is a wonderful material for crafts, but sometimes it can look a little too cheap. The best way to make styrofoam look more sophisticated is by using some of these tips. First, paint or cover the styrofoam with fabric and glue on pom-poms for decoration. Second, apply glitter or paint over your creation to give it an extra pop of color! Thirdly, use faux wood finishes like stain or varnish to give your project an upscale appearance that will stand out against other crafts made from less expensive materials such as paper mache’.