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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Smoothfoam™ Blog HOP

Smoothfoam™   Blog HOP

I am here today to share a fun blog hop with a new product I got to play with.Smoothfoam™  is such a versatile project and so easy to work with. I hope you take some time to hop through all the blogs and check out many projects.

There is also going to be a giveaway for this blog hop- It is going to be the supplies to make this
snow person...isn't he spectacular!!!

 To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on  the designer's blogs. Tell us what you would make with Smooth foam... The more you comment the more chances you  have to win.
 Let me share two projects I made just for you today.Both are display pieces and are using the same type Smoothfoam™  shapes.
 Smoothfoam 1/2" Diam. BALL
 Smoothfoam 5/8" Diam. BALL
 Smoothfoam 3/4" Diam. BALL
6 diam." x 1" Disc Smoothfoam
8 diam." x 1" Disc Smoothfoam 
 These pieces are amazing to work with, they can be sanded,painted,altered.I also like that you can use pins and glue and it holds together really well. I used two shades of Americana Deco Art Acrylic Paints, One color for the top and a different for the edge.
 I used Aleene's Tacky Spray and added a snow white glitter to accent the top
These silver snowflakes were in the Christmas Decor area and was perfect for my home decor piece.
I also wanted to share that I used adhesive dots and sticky dots to attach pieces.
 This is the bottom piece I altered with my Craft Blade from Wescottt. Then I sanded to smoth where I cut.
This is the bottom layer, and I used a pleated ribbon to make a skirting around the base.
 Next I wanted to share that I pulled some of my favorites together to accent this piece. I chose a two sided ribbon and cut it in half...can you see that I started to build a snow person?
 How about a couple views of my centerpiece...I made a snow person and added a few extra snow pieces on the side. I used the cut ribbon to decorate the snow person and the full pieces to outline
Next I used pins and toothpicks to assemble and hold several pieces of Smoothfoam™  together.
 I even used a couple pieces from a Christmas pick to accent my piece.
 For my second piece I made a Cloche out of recycled items and Smoothfoam™ .
 For visual reference I am sharing a couple sizes here and a colored version so you can see what I did.
 Just cut off the top of the bottle,and cut off the bottom of the container.

Used a miniature glass bulb from the holiday section,just removed the attachment.
 I pulled out my glitter from above and decorated the bottom of the jar and attached to bulb inside the top of the bottle.
 I kept this project very simple and plain, pulled apart another Christmas pick and used a couple pieces to accent my decor piece. I used the smallest circle and cut it down a little more. I used some beige trim to make a skirt. Now I just need to decide what to place in the inside
 I used some beige ribbon to make a bow to accent the neck or top of my cloche.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and will take the time to leave a comment so I know you visited.
Check out the  Smoothfoam™  blog and Smoothfoam™  Facebook page, there is even a Pinterest Page you can check out more projects.
The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page on November 19th.

Just check out the next link by using the [ hop forward] link on my sidebar

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  1. and on top of this you work???? sheesh! where do u get the energy? this looks like fun.... for you! too involved for me... which is why i leave it to you.

    craftroom is turning out neat but holy crap! all the stuff i have.

    need paper????

    hugs :)

  2. You are amazing!!! These are just GORGEOUS!!! I love love love love that snowman!!!!!!

  3. WOW!! Awesome!!love how you did the bottle. And the snowman is to cute... You are over the top girl friend. Excellent work!!! Hugs...

  4. how cool is this. so very cute. love the recycle part too.

  5. Wow. Wow. Wow! Dawn, I can't believe that you are also employed full time in a stressful job! Girl, these are fabulous! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I love recycled crafts! Very clever ideas!! :)

  7. Dawn this is great. It would be perfect for our challenge at LESSology this month. I hope you link it up.

  8. Recycled and vintage! You covered all the bases with you beautiful snowy scene. Very cute!

  9. WHOA Fantastic, this is amazing! Love the snowman!

  10. Very cute- what a great idea for a cloche!

  11. I think your cloche is so clever!


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