Styrofoam Cup Art.

death coil by Boy Obsolete.

Whenever you have the unfortunate occassion to be at an event that still serves hot beverages in styrofoam cups, you either 1) say “no thank you, it’s 2009, and I won’t use polystyrene any more, where’s the drinking fountain”; or 2) suck it up, feel bad for compromising, enjoy your cocoa, then proceed to impress teeth marks around the top rim, and, if you’re really bored, around the bottom angle.

Boey does neither. He makes incredible works of art with a merely a Sharpie and a steady hand. Continue Reading

Making Mossy Wall Art

 

Mossy Wall Art

Remember the Styrofoam wall art post? Well, here’s another version making cool art out of the stuff but using faux moss instead of paper and fabric. To whip a nature-y triptych up of your own, you’ll need some stuff, which include:

  • 1 sheet of 36″ x 12″ x 1″ or 3 squares of 12″ x 12″ Styrofoam
  • 3 14″ x 14″ sheets of faux moss
  • a serrated knife
  • a candle stub or paraffin
  • ruler
  • dental floss (optional)
  • a scissors
  • straight pins
  • a level
  • poster adhesive or small sawtooth hangers an nails for hanging
  • low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • tacky white craft glue
  • curly willow twigs, raffia or twine, for embellishment, but totally optional

To read how to put it all together, follow this jump.

DIY Project: Packing Peanut Chandelier.

Bryan, the obviously clever boyfriend of Molly Dash, created this beautiful lighting fixture from everyone’s favorite inspiration…trash. Made of a bit more than packing peanuts and some glue, it’s truly elegant example of very, very upcycling.

Materials

1. Large box of packing peanuts
2. Half gallon of wood glue
3. Large clear trash bag (leaf bag)
4. Medium-heavy gauge copper wire for hanging (18 ga.)
5. Needle nose pliers for hanging
6. Sewing needle
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Making Wall Art out of Styrofoam

Recently, I received a promotional package in the mail from Dow Chemical with all the supplies needed to make modular wall decor.

 

The box included:

 

four 12″ x 12″ x 15/16″ pieces of Styrofoam,

four 12″ x 12″ sheets of black and white scrapbook paper,

several yards of 7/8″ wide black grosgrain ribbon,

a bottle of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue,

a bottle of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue,

and four wall hangers.

The instructions were as such:

‘Cover foam with coordinating sheets of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper; thick white craft glue works great.’ Hmm. Continue Reading