First you need a little bit of this
It's a 1x3 piece of styrofoam from the craft store
Then find some scrapbooking paper that you can't live without..
Who doesn't want to have a good excuse to peruse this isle? There are some beautiful papers out there but I'm not a scrapbooker so I have to find another way to put it to use.
Then you need a lot of this..
You will paint a super thick coat of the modpodge on the styrofoam and then lay your paper (you have hopefully already decided on a pattern for the paper) out it and ever so gingerly smooth it out. You may be able to modpodge the top of the paper too but I thought it looked good enough and didn't want to take a chance of messing it up.
Then you apply a thick coat of whatever color paint looks best to the edges to finish it off. It soaks it up of course but just keep dabbing it on..I used a sponge brush.
And then you have this!!!
One unexpected bonus...you can literally just put a nail in the wall and then push the styrofoam onto the nail(you want to make sure the nail is shallow enough that it won't poke through)!!! Now that's an easy peasy piece of thrifty art!
There could be so many variations of this..I also cut a piece into 3 so I could have 3 separate pieces to hang instead of the long vertical hanging route that I went for with this piece.
So what do you do with styrofoam? If you try this please share:) It is so fun to see what all you crafty girls come up with!