When I got invited to participate in this fun crafty campaign, I think I missed the part where I would be receiving a box with foam HEADS in it! Alas, my box arrived, I opened it and the heads rolled out…literally. After some thinking and some brainstorming, I decided to get out my stash of game pieces that I have been saving forever and a day. My idea was to make a decorative girl using the pieces. And so I did. Meet Laurel, my foam head entry for the Foam Head Creative Blogger Blitz sponsored by Make It: Fun! She gets her name from Greek mythology because with all of these game pieces in place, she is bound to be a winner!
Don’t you love her crown? How about her necklace? Her hair is made from Simple Style Printed Burlap. I sewed three 30 inch strips together in the middle then cut it in stips 3/4 of the way from the ends into the middle to create the strands. I love the way it curled up! To attach it to the head, I stuck it in with straight pins.
To make her face, I used Tulip Slick paints. I LOVE them because they also act as an adhesive to hold things in place.
Of course the marble in the eye was bit heavy and required a skewer to hold it in place until it dried.
I made her dress body from the Chutes and Ladders board. I have never been a big fan of the game so cutting it up felt eerily rewarding.
I created the skirt from the paper money pieces, glued together in strips with Aleene’s Tacky Glue and ribbon.
If you want to create a foam head masterpiece, you can purchase the heads at Michaels and Jo-Ann Stores. You can get a lot of other fabulous supplies there too and possibly create a friend for Laurel. I am not sure she likes me since I stole her crown!
I am not sure exactly where Laurel is going to be displayed. She is quite…. Ummmm… She is quite something. How would you describe her? Please share, I would LOVE to know!