Easy Snowflake Wall Art
Looking for a fun and simple way to add some flair to your holiday decor? This Easy Snowflake Wall Art is not only a pretty addition for the winter season, but can also be a fun activity for the kids. The kids and I spent some quality time together making these fun snowflakes and they love that they contributed to our families holiday home decor.
Supplies needed to make this project:
- FloraCraft® Make It:Fun® Foam: 1/2 x 12 x 36″ Sheet, or (3) 1 x 12 x 12″ Square Sheets
- FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus or Serrated Knife
- Permanent Marker
- Paint (I used a Christmas Red and Silver)
- Paint Brushes
- Silver Rhinestones
- Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
First you’ll start by measuring the foam sheet into 12 x 12″ squares (I had a 36″ sheet on hand but you can also find 12 x 12″ squares pre-cut at your craft store). You can mark them with permanent marker so you’ll know where to cut.
Use your StyroCutter Plus or serrated knife to cut through the foam.
One sheet will make three 12 x 12″ squares. You’ll use these as your “canvas”. If needed, you can lightly sand your foam squares to smooth the edges.
Paint your foam. (I liked the porous texture of the painted foam, but if you want a smoother texture you can use FloraCraft Smooth Finish®, you can see how to apply it here.) I painted my foam with one coat which made it look a little distressed, but you could add a second coat to completely fill the cells of the foam.
Now comes the fun part! When the paint is dry, you’ll start adding on the rhinestones using low-temp glue in various snowflake patterns. I “drew” my design with glue and then added the stones before the glue dried. If you’re working with kids, StyroGlue is a kid-friendlier option versus using low-temp glue.
The kids love using their creativity to create lots of different styles and the best part is that no two snowflakes are the same. Once you get your rhinestones glued on you are ready to display your art! One of my favorite reasons for using foam for wall art is that is is so lightweight which makes it so easy to hang. I just applied command strips on the back and hung them up!
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