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

Instructions:

  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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