This month the designers of the Designer Crafts Connection were honored to work with Smoothfoam! To continue on in the Hop, just click the “Hop Forward” link in the badge above.

There are alot of myths about foam, like that you can't paint it, it falls apart, etc…, however Smoothfoam is extremely dense and has a VERY alterable surface. On the packaging, Smoothfoam directs crafters to “pin it”, among other treatments. Hmmm, pins?

You know I love a good stick pin so I was really intirgued. I didn't want to do some project that would be static — I wanted to be able to change it later, reuse the Smoothfoam if I wanted.

I created this snowman wall decoration using pins and Aleene's Tacky Dots as the adhesive (for the buttons). The ribbon, scarf, arms, and chenille stem nose are ALL pinned on. 

I love this because now I can take apart the Christmas elements from this project when the holidays are over and pack them up but the foam is ready for a NEW project. 

The super dense foam held the pins surprisingly well — better than corkboard!!! My next project is definitely going to be some kind of memo board–I am in love with Smoothfoam!!!

And, what's a hop without a giveaway??!! To enter to win, leave a comment on your favorite projects on each designer's blog and say what you would make with Smoothfoam   The more often you comment the more chances you have to win.  All the projects will be posted on Pinterest so you can comment there too.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page @  on November 19th.

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Smoothfoam Hopping with Designer Crafts Connection

  1. oh, your snowman is adorable. i love the tip about taking it apart and reusing the foam. great idea and project.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm
  2. So adorable Jennifer, isn’t this the best to work with?

    Posted on November 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm
  3. Love this idea!! :)

    Posted on November 11, 2012 at 2:39 am
  4. Very cute- love those different sized eyes! Great idea to “Mr. Potato Head” this project!

    Posted on November 12, 2012 at 4:13 am
  5. Wow, this is a great and super-quick way to decorate! Love it!

    Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm