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New Year’s Party Centerpiece

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The great thing about foam is that it’s SO versatile and easy to work with in creating custom things.  Today I’m going to show you how to create numbers and make your own New Year’s Party Decor!

I love how fun these bold numbers are – perfect for that upcoming New Year’s party!  And you can make them in whatever colors will fit best with your theme and decor.

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Sheet, 1″ x 12″ x 36″
  • FloraCraft Smooth Finish® (I LOVE this product!)
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® StyroCutter® Plus (I LOVE this product too!!)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge and Glitter (optional)
  • Dowel Rods
  • Bottles
  • Vase Filler (I used beans)
  • Black Marker

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Instructions:

First you’ll want to plan our your design.  I used a marker and free-handed the numbers “2017” as shown.

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Then use the foam cutter to cut on the lines you drew.  The cutter will “melt” as it cuts, it’s like magic!  Just go slow and steady.  Read the instructions on the packaging carefully for how to use the StyroCutter and tips for the best result!

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Next up you can use sandpaper to sand any rough edges or wavy spots.

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Once your numbers are cut, you can cover them in Smooth Finish.  This will fill in the foam and give it, well, a smooth finish!  You can use a small spatula, but I just like to use my fingers and really rub and work it into the foam.  Let dry completely.

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Once dry, they’re ready to paint – any color you want!

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After the paint was dry, I added glitter.  I wanted it to look like the bottom of the number was dipped in glitter.  First I used a ruler to section off the bottom half of the number.  I then painted mod podge onto that bottom section.

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While the glue was still wet, I sprinkled on the glitter.  Let dry then shake off the excess.

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To display the numbers, I used a small dowel rod and pushed it into the bottom of the numbers.

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Then simply placed them in bottles filled with beans.  I love how it turned out!!

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