Saturday, November 10, 2012


Smoothfoam™ is a fun product to work with giving crafters endless opportunities to be creative quickly and easily.  Here's why:

1.  You can paint directly onto its smooth surface without any prep!  For example, I painted the surface of a 12x12 sheet of Smoothfoam with pink acrylic paint, pinned ribbon around the edge, added a 12 x 12 piece of lace scrapbook paper, photos and embellishments to create a lightweight wall hanging.  Perfect in a baby's room.  

These pieces were painted with Neon acrylic paint for an older child.  Adding embellishments to the robots was easy.  The buttons were large red brads pushed directly into the painted surface.


2.  You can pin things into it without worrying that they'll fall out again!  Create flower balls for Spring, birthday, shower or wedding decorations, or a topiary for the holidays.  Just add small silk flowers with sequin pins.

3.  You can cut it without it crumbling.  Stack a small, medium and large ball together to create your very own Snowman.  Cut a slice from each side of the ball then glue the flat sides together.

4.  You can glue anything to it, so its perfect for découpage using the printed layer of a decorative napkin, or pieces of leftover wrapping paper.  It's also great for lightweight photo cubes.


5.  And since the holidays will shortly be upon us, how about some quick'n EZ projects to get you started.  Simply cover the surface of a Smoothfoam ball with glue, then sprinkle liberally with glitter.  Display on a colored charger, or in a large martini glass.  You can also add gold brads, or stickers and hang with a ribbon.  (Make a "u" shaped hook from a paper clip to hold the ribbon and hanger in place.)  Like I said, EZ PZ Quick'n EZ and sure to add a special sparkle to your holidays.


You can find Smoothfoam at all major craft stores, but - guess what - we're having a giveaway!  As you hop thru the designer blogs, comment on your favorite projects.  Each time you comment you'll be entered to win, so the more comments you add the more entries you'll have. (You can also comment on our Pinterest page after November 12th for additional entries.)   The winner will receive this Smoothfoam Snowman kit

and, as you know, if you've ever received a box of goodies from me, there'll be a whole lot more for you to play with.  The winner will be announced on Monday, November 19th on our Facebook pages @ and @  We hope you'll "like" us too!  Enjoy!  Y'all come back now...

Yours truly,
Julie :)


  1. Oh my goodness that frame idea is spectacular and lightweight.
    Thanks for sharing so many ideas

  2. this looks like so much fun to play with. thanks for all the ideas. they are all quick and fun. i hope to find some or win some myself. tfs!

  3. Love the hanging sign! I may steal this idea ;)

  4. So many pretty ways to use Smoothfoam! I love the picture cube ornament. Thanks so much, Julie, for putting together this super fun challenge!!

  5. Your wall hanging is lovely and those Christmas balls are fabulous!

  6. Love the baby frame! Thanks for getting us started with Smoothfoam! We're loving it!