Floating Foam Wall Tree – Foam for the Holidays!

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss CelebrationHere’s what we use and how to make the Floating Foam Wall Tree:

  • 24” and 16” Make It: Fun® Foam Wreath Rings
  • Kraft paper twist or paper (optional)
  • 3 nine-foot yard lengths of faux evergreen garland (Michael’s)
  • Design It: ® Simple Style® Wired Burlap Ribbon – Two 7 yard rolls each of Natural, Green and Cream
  • Sparkle green mesh (A.C. Moore)
  • 4 floral stems with gold glitter balls or your choice (Michael’s)
  • 24 gauge floral wire
  • Size 20 or 24 steel dressmaker straight pins
  • Tape measure, pencil, knife from Make It Fun® Foam Cutting Tools set or other knife to cut foam
  • 3-4” Wide wired ribbon of your choice for tree top bow
  • 50 lb. monofilament fishing line, for hanging

On both the 24” and 16” foam rings, measure and mark a line on each side of the circles that divides each ring into equal semi-circles. Using the Foam Cutting Tool or knife, cut through the marks, cutting each ring into two semi-circles. Keep one semi-circle from the 24” ring for another project! Trim a small amount from each end of one 16” semi-circle so that it is slightly smaller.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

You can wrap each semi-circle in paper if you’d like, though this step is totally optional. I wrapped the foam in kraft paper twist to simulate a wood look.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

Wrap each foam semi-circle tightly with green faux garland; press the garland flat on the back of the semi-circle.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

Using one-yard lengths of Design It: ® Simple Style® Wired Burlap Ribbon, make 3 loop half-bows and secure tightly with floral wire. Make a total of 30 bows, ten in each ribbon color. Using approximately a 4” piece of green mesh, tie into a simple bow. Make 15 mesh bows. Separate clusters of gold glitter balls from stems, leaving a length of wire at the end of each cluster. I used a total of 22 clusters.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

Using straight pins, attach burlap half-bows randomly across each garland covered foam ring. Simply move the garland and pin right into the foam. Attach the mesh bows with straight pins.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

Add the glittered ball clusters. Have fun with a design that you like! Here’s how the large bottom “tree” semi-circle looks completed.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

It was totally easy to hang on the wall! Decide how far apart you want each to be and place small nails in the wall. Tie a length of monofilament fishing line around the center of each finished foam semi-circle and create a loop in the back. I used 50 lb. monofilament line. Hang each foam semi-circle by the loop, with the largest at the bottom. Make an 8-loop bow and use a straight pin to attach to the wall at the very top of the tree!

Here’s how it looks on my dining room wall. What do you think? I absolutely love it and because it’s in 3 separate pieces, it will be easy to pack and store for next year.

Fun, easy and beautiful Floating Foam Wall Tree, part of "Foam for the Holidays" from Little Miss Celebration

Want more foam inspiration? Be sure to visit makeifuncrafts.com and Crafts ‘n Coffee for tons of ideas! Make It: Fun® Foam is so much fun to work with and the creative sky is the limit! I used Make It: Fun® Foam earlier this year to make the Paper Twist Door Flower, Paper Twist Door Sunflower and the fun Got Pie? Turkey.

Thank you so much for visiting today and add a little Foam for the Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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  1. What a great idea, Cindy! I love how the sizes graduate! So fun and pretty. Pinning! xo

    • Thanks, Claire, for the visit and pin! I really love how this turned out and now I have a tree in my dining room! Hope you are having a happy week and things aren’t TOO hectic (ha!) xo

  2. Cindy, love this! Wouldn’t it be great if you lived in a small apartment without room for a traditional tree?!

    • Hi Paula – thank you! Oh, that’s a fabulous idea for a small apartment – someone could even put battery operated lights on each tier so it would light up! Thanks so much for visiting during this busy and hectic week! Hope yours is merry and happy! :)

  3. Cindy, These are really cute. I love the burlap-looking ribbons. Gotta pin these!

    • Hi Joan! Thank you so much – I really appreciate your visit and the pin. It’s such a busy week for everyone! Hope your week is happy and not too busy to enjoy the season! Thanks, Joan!

  4. Ooh! That’s really pretty!

  5. Wow, this is so clever, Cindy! And so pretty! Sharing, for sure. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much, Sharon! I had a lot of fun making this and we love how it looks in our dining room. Thank you so much for sharing and hope you are having a happy Wednesday!

  6. Wow! How gorgeous! I’ve pinned and will make them next year! What a fantastic tutorial!

    • Thank you, Christine! I was pretty happy with how this turned out and even my rather craft-jaded hubby really likes it! Thank you so much for your sweet visit, comment and pin! I appreciate it so much!

  7. This looks fantastic! I love how creative it is and you did an awesome job making it.

  8. This is such a neat idea! Thank you so much for sharing on today’s Daily Blog Boost! Pinning! :)

    - Brooke -

  9. That tree turned out beautiful, I love that idea!!! Thanks Cindy and Happy Holidays!

  10. Very fun idea!
    Kelly

  11. This is so brilliant Cindy!! I looks so beautiful and you arranged everything onto the foam so nicely! You are amazing!! Pinned! Merry Christmas!

    • Mindi, your are just too sweet and thank you so much! We do love how this looks on the wall (because we have no table space left!) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons. Thank you for your wonderful friendship this year and looking forward to a great 2014 with all my lovely friends. Hugs!

  12. This is so pretty, Cindy, and such a great idea! I love it.