Greetings neighbors! To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we will be making jewelry using EVA foam sheets. These are super cheap and can be purchased at the dollar store or any discount store. Here’s what you will need to make this craft:
Cut the foam again with the exacto blade to make the pattern more pronounced.
Use a flat iron to firm up the foam. Once you see the foam puff up or start to curl, it’s ready to be removed. Flatten the design, or curve the design into a cuff as you wish.
Cut the bracelet as you choose .
Paint lightly with Mod Podge to seal the bracelet. Allow it to dry on each side for at least an hour. It should be dry, not tacky. I put my samples on a plate and placed them on the radiator for an hour.
With a pin or an exacto knife, cut a tiny hole in the middle of the end. Then thread through some embroidery thread and knot it. This makes a great, adjustable clasp.
This technique is the same for all the items. Here are the photos of the collars and pendants I made.
Ok friends, it’s that easy. These ideas are make to be cheap, quick and fun. You can easily make these in the time it takes to watch a movie. The young adults love cosplay. Here’s an old modeling pic of a younger me wearing an arm band made from EVA foam and wire. Once a nerd, always a nerd. 🙂
My daughter loves anime and super heroes. You will be the “cool Mom” with this craft! Let me know how it goes. And as always, DIY supply boxes are free for Mass Appeal viewers. Everyone else has to pay a whopping $10 for shipping and handling…yeah, I’m working on my first million. So, text or email me with any questions you have and I will see you all in the morning. Guess I will have to put on real clothes and makeup and look like a woman instead of a beggar. Well, my husband will be happy. Poor guy!
WWLP Channel 22, Mass Appeal Craft Consultant