FloraCraft® Trick-or-Treat Wall Art

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Trick-or-Treat Wall Art

No one will have a bone to pick with you when they see the FloraCraft® Trick-or-Treat Wall Art hanging in your home; they'll be in awe of your creativity instead!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time.
  • 2
    Using the foam cutter or serrated knife, cut a 12 inch piece off the end of one 36 inch sheet to create a 12 inch x 24 inch canvas for your sign. Spray paint this piece Black. Be sure to hold the can at least a foot away from the foam, applying light coats. Let one coat dry before applying the next to achieve your desired shade. Applying too heavy of a coat at one time will melt the Styrofoam. Reserve the 12 inch x 12 inch piece for a future project or create another sign.
  • 3
    Hand drawing the bone patterns for the lettering is the best way to get the individual bones to look unique. It’s easy to draw the bones and you can use the Black marker to draw them right onto the foam sheet to save time. The large bones used are about 4 inch long and 1-1/2 inch wide at the ends. The medium bones used are about 3 inch long and 1 inch wide at the ends and the small bones used are about 2 inch long and 3/4 inch wide at the ends. This project uses 14 large bones, 17 medium bones and 7 small bones. For example, the “T’s” in TRICK and TREAT use two large bones. The “R’s” in TRICK and TREAT use one large bone and four medium bones. The “O” in OR uses four small bones. To draw the bones, measure and mark off 14, 4 inch x 1-1/2 inch rectangles; 17, 3 inch x 1 inch rectangles; and 7, 2 inch x 3/4 inch rectangles onto the Styrofoam sheet. Draw a heart in the end of each rectangle so that the points of the hearts point toward each other in the middle of the rectangle. Now draw two lines connecting the hearts together in the middle. The lines do not have to be straight and the hearts do not have to be perfect. That’s what makes bones unique. The above quanities of bones are merely a guide; you may make as many large, medium and small bones as you like.
  • 4
    Following the package instructions carefully, use the StyroCutter® Plus to cut the bones out from the sheet.
  • 5
    Once the bones are cut out, glue the letters together as shown. Spray paint the letters Black and let dry.
  • 6
    Arrange the letters on the Black sheet and glue to secure in place. Spray the tops of the letters lightly with the White spray paint to highlight them as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 1/2 inch 104183611 (2)
  • Rust-Oleum® Painter’s Touch® Ultra Cover 2x Spray Paint 12 oz. Semi-Gloss Black 104751408
  • Rust-Oleum® Painter’s Touch® Ultra Cover 2x Spray Paint 12 oz. Semi-Gloss White 104751406
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311 or Serrated Knife
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Styro Cutter® Plus 104183609
  • Sharpie® Permanent Marker Fine Point Black 104128524
  • Ruler
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