SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- FloraCraft® Foam:Sheets: two 1"x12"x36"Discs: two 9"x1.25"Foam Tools
- 16 oz. DecoArt® Snow-Tex™
- Acrylic paint: red, white
- Glitter: red
- 2 large glittered leaves: red
- 6 glittered leaves: bright green
- 2 glittered poinsettias: red
- Natural branches: painted white
- Holiday print ribbon: 2½", 1½", 5/8" (coordinating styles)
- 6 holiday ornaments
- Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
- Wire cutters
- Small spatula or wide flat brush
- Computer & printer
1. Use the spatula or brush to completely cover the front and sides of both foam sheets with Snow-Tex™. Apply a thin solid coat for even coverage. Set aside to dry.
2. Search online for a font to spell “JOY" & “NOEL". Print and cut them out to use as templates. Pin the letters onto the discs evenly spaced and centered. Use a pencil to trace around the letters. Use the tuck tool from the Foam Tools and follow the pencil line to create an impression around the letters about 1/8" deep. Now use the scribe tool with firm pressure to compress the foam. Stay inside the lines created with the tuck tool. Paint the letters white with acrylic paint and let dry.
3. Paint the fronts of the discs red and while the paint is still wet, sprinkle with red glitter. The paint will act as the glue and secure the glitter as it dries. Once dry, glue 1" ribbon around the edges of each disc to finish, then glue the discs to the front of the foam sheets. Center the discs about 5" up from one end as shown.
4. Cut lengths of the different widths of ribbons and glue them to the bottom of each sheet. Overlap the ribbons to create interest.
5. Glue a large, glittered, red leaf centered above each disc. Arrange the stems and branches into the top of the disc. Insert a few white branches into the disc in front of the red leaves. Push the green leaves in at the base of the white branches on each side. Push a red poinsettia in tight at the top of the disc then glue three ornaments next to the poinsettias.
6. Cut two thicker white branches about 16" long to use for the hangers. Attach the branch to the top of the sheet using 12" lengths of ribbon. Glue and pin the ends of two pieces of ribbon, spaced about 7" apart, to the top back of the sheet. Glue the opposite ends of the ribbons around the branches, evenly spaced.