Foam Head Cameo | Mabey She Made It | #foamhead #floracraft #makeitfuncrafts #girl #silhouette

Have you seen some of the fun foam mannequin head projects going around? I’ve been loving all the ways my blogging friends have been using them, and so I was excited when I got to take the challenge too! I was immediately drawn to the female head because of the feminine features when my box of heads came.

Using a FloraCraft® Foam Head, I wanted to make something for my girls’ room. It’s been undecorated ever since we refinished the room 5 months ago. I’ve had some fun ideas, but no time to work on it with the fall rush. So the arrival of my foam heads was just the motivation I needed to get to work.

Foam Head Cameo | Mabey She Made It | #foamhead #floracraft #makeitfuncrafts #girl #silhouette

I had a vision of creating a cute little silhouette for the girls’ walls. That idea morphed into more of a cameo as I got started though. And honestly-I love how it turned out.


Here’s how to make one!

Cameo Supplies:

  • FloraCraft® Foam Head (available at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Michael’s)
  • Foam board
  • Chalk paint
  • Rope
  • Gold spray paint
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Electric knife


  1. Cut your foam head in half so you get two profiles. This is a bit tricky, but I used an electric knife and some patience and got the job done. It’s also messy, so do it outside or over a garbage can if possible. Make the back as flat as possible, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  2. Paint your foam head using two coats of chalk paint, and let dry. Adhere a bow to your head.
  3. Cut an oval from your foam board. I traced an oval serving tray and used a craft knife to cut.
  4. Since cameos typically have a decorative border, paint a piece of rope that’s long enough to go around your foam oval with the gold spray paint.
  5. Glue the head to the center of the foam oval, and glue the rope around the perimeter.
  6. Glue a loop of ribbon or rope to the back for hanging.

Then I hung it above Brynley’s bed, and I love how it instantly makes the room girly and fun. Foam Head Cameo | Mabey She Made It | #foamhead #floracraft #makeitfuncrafts #girl #silhouette

And since it’s super light, I don’t have to worry about it falling on them in their sleep.

Foam Head Cameo | Mabey She Made It | #foamhead #floracraft #makeitfuncrafts #girl #silhouette

What do you think? What would you make out of a foam head?

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8 years ago

Such a sweet classic! With a modern spin. I hope your daughter adores her new cameo. Thank you.

Heidi Fowler
8 years ago

What a perfect, classy craft for a girl’s room. Love it!

8 years ago

This turned out really cute! 🙂

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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

What a cute way to use one of those heads! I love the rope trim too!

8 years ago

This is so creative and looks awesome in this space. Love it!

Mrs Major Hoff
8 years ago

this is so unique! I always wonder what to do with them when I see them at the craft store! You have a great idea!

Tracey @Let's Go Junking

What a great twist to the look of the old silhouette art. Your “cameo” turned out really cute.

Cori George
8 years ago

A cute twist on a classic — this cameo is too cute!

Atta Girl Amy
8 years ago

You are so clever! Love this idea.