This DIY welcome sign is so easy to make using MakeIt: Fun® Foam Sheets and the perfect outdoor decoration for any party! Thanks to FloraCraft® for sponsoring this post and providing the materials needed for this project.
It’s that time again, time for another fun Make It: Fun® Crafts monthly project! This month we were sent FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets in a variety of thicknesses. I’ve been wanting to try making something out of the foam sheets for a really long time, so I was probably the most excited for this box. And then all of the ideas I’d had in the past using foam sheets, well all of those went into the I can’t remember what they were and I didn’t write them down so they’re gone forever part of my mind. Instead, I decided to create a simple DIY welcome sign to use for my next outdoor party.
DIY Welcome Sign Supplies
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets – I used the 2″ thick sheets but they come in 1/2″ to 4″ thick
- FloraCraft® StyroCutter Plus®
- Colored chalk
- FloraCraft Smooth Finish®
DIY Welcome Sign Instructions
The first thing that I did was freehand my welcome sign in cursive letters on my foam sheet using chalk. If you’re more of a perfectionist than I am, you could also use these instructions from Persia Lou for tracing and cutting your letters.
After I traced my letters, I cut around the letters using the StryoCutter® Plus. By the way, you guys this thing is amazing. You just heat it up for a few minutes and it cuts right through the foam in whatever direction or design you want. I’ve used mine quite a bit in the past but this was the first time I did an intricate design at all, and it worked perfectly. Just make sure you go slow (going quickly could damage the cutter), clean it off on a piece of cardboard so often, and let the StyroCutter® Plus do its thing rather than trying to force it to cut like you would a knife.
After my letters were cut out, I added a layer of Smooth Finish to my letters to make them more smooth when painting them. The entire time I was adding the Smooth Finish I was craving a cupcake because adding it to my letters was pretty much like decorating a cake. And it was 2AM, so really that’s enough to crave a cupcake.
After the Smooth Finish was dry, I painted the letters and let them dry. Take it from experience, if you use the Smooth Finish the paint will dry much quicker than if you just try to paint straight on the foam like I did with my dinosaurs a couple of months ago. The welcome sign dried way faster and smoother than my T-Rex.
Let the paint dry and you’re done! Find a spot outdoors to welcome your guests with your new bright and cheery sign. It’s the perfect way to welcome guests to a party or event!
Like every other month, the rest of the MakeIt: Fun® Crafts Team came up with amazing ways to use FloraCraft®MakeIt: Fun® Foam Sheets. Check out all of these other creative ways to use this one product.
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