Foam board awning DIY
When I created this Mary Poppins Returns inspired party (full blog post coming soon) the first thing that I thought of was the awning, I needed to bring that carnival tent feel to the party, so I decided to DIY it out of foam board.
Here’s easy to follow instructions on how I made it.
One foam board, mine was 24x36 inches (I got it at Kelly Paper, but you can also get it at craft stores)
Line up your ruler to the side of the foam board and mark a line all the way down (down the shorter side), you’ll end up with six 6 inch stripes
Line up the ruler on the bottom of the foam board and make one line across all the other lines. You can’t really tell on this picture, but you can get an idea.
Grab your bowl and mark the scalloped bottom with your pencil.
With your X-acto knife cut around the bottom to create the scalloped edge.
Add your painters tape to the edge of each stripe, add it to the outer edge of the one you want to paint. Since this one was pink and white I only had to paint the pink and the other one is the color the foam board comes in.
Paint! I prefer to use a foam brush because it’s a cleaner look but, to be real, I couldn’t find one in my house so a regular brush will have to do.
Remove the painters tape. You can do it as soon as you finish painting or wait until the paint is dry. I prefer waiting because you don’t run into the possibility of ruining your other color with the wet paint that is on the tape.
With your knife cut along the horizontal line to create fold, DO NOT cut all the way through, you just want to cut a bit to create that fold.
For it to stay folded I simply cut two triangles and cut the tip off. I glued it to the awning with hot glue and then I stuck it to the wall with duct tape, very fancy, ha!
Hope you liked any first step by step DIY!
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