YW Theme :: Foam core finishing option

Here is how my mom finished her YW theme (she’s a YW president in Idaho), it turned out great and was oh so simple so I thought I’d share.

Note, that is flowery wallpaper in the background.


What you need:

  1. a large piece of black foam core (the big black stiff boards you can get at any craft store)
  2. pink ribbon to match the theme letters
  3. spray adhesive (super 77 works the best, but be warned it is permanent and if not sprayed carefully the glue will float beyond where you intend it!) You can also use another kind of glue if you wish.

Step 1:

Cut the theme to the black edge. Center it on the black foam core and mark the corners with a pencil (and the edges too to help smooth the fabric on straight later).

Step 2:

Spray the back of the theme with glue. The best place to apply the glue is to get a large empty garbage can with lined with a new sack, and spray the back of the fabric inside of the can. This prevents any glue from getting onto surfaces you don’t want gummy. Do not spray the foam core.

Step 3:

Being mindful to not let the fabric fold over on itself, carefully position the top corners with the pencil marks and smooth out the fabric from top to bottom.

Step 4:

Take your ribbon and some glue and cover the edges of the fabric as shown, wrap around the back.

You’re done!

My mom went one step further and found an old black frame that she repainted, picture coming soon!


~ by Know Your Lemons on March 4, 2009.

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