Thursday, December 12, 2013

ETCETERAS: Foam for the Holidays {vintage sewing board}

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.com
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I finally have a few of my vintage sewing notions displayed thanks to the FloraCraft Foam for the Holidays promotion. FloraCraft is the maker of the original and genuine STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam. If you’re a crafter or florist, then most likely you have used STYROFOAMTM.



Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comOf course, the beauty of STYROFOAMTM is that you can poke things into it making it the perfect base for a memo board or display board.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comStart with your piece of STYROFOAMTM and choose to a piece of fabric to cover it with. I went through my fabric stash several times and just couldn’t decide what I wanted to use. There was fabric everywhere and then I spied it - an old t-shirt that I had been saving because of pretty embellishments it had around the neckline.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comFoam for the Holidays via homework (3)
To adhere the t-shirt, I used craft glue and my preference is Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue. I only glued the sides and back of my board for this project.
Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comThe embellishment was around the neckline of my t-shirt so I strategically place the t-shirt on the board so that the neckline didn’t show. Once the fabric glued down, use sewing pins to keep it in place while it’s drying.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comI’ll miss this t-shirt. The flowers were so pretty but I’m thrilled that it will live on in the form of a display board.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comAfter the fabric is dry, remove the sewing pins and add note, memos, or items to display. You can use extra long embellished pins to display your items or even toothpicks.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comA pair of my Grandmother’s scissors and spools of her thread are nicely displayed.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comMy friend’s mother’s notions add a sweet vintage feel.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comAnother glimpse at the entire board.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.comThe STYROFOAM TM is very lightweight so hanging it is a breeze with some Velcro command strips.

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework | carolynshomework.com
I just love vintage notions and I couldn’t be happier with my new STYROFOAMTM display board.

For more fantastic ideas, check out the Make it Fun® website or the  Crafts ‘n Coffee blog.

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2 comments:

  1. Such a pretty display of your vintage sewing notions!

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  2. What a beautiful way to repurpose an old t-shirt, and to display your vintage sewing notions. Your board is gorgeous, thank you!

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