Did you know...
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Did you know...

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,056
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Did you know...

    You can paint Styrofoam balls with water based acrylic art paint? I got a great deal on some Glass hurricanes and wanted something pretty and spring like to put in them without spending a lot of money, of course. (You can see them here ) Instead of spending a boatload of money on decorative accents like [ame="http://www.amazon.com/DECORATIVE-ZEBRA-STRIPED-ACCENT-STRIPE/dp/B000NP7BR2/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&s=furniture&qid=1235676556&sr=1-28"]this one at Amazon[/ame], I'm going to buy some styrafoam and paint them myself. I can't wait to see how it turns out. And if it doesn't? Oh well, I won't be wasting much money, I can get a of these at the dollar tree. I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. #2
    Registered User Momto2Boyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    DeKalb, IL
    Posts
    1,954
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    108
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    I couldn't get the amazon link to come up, but I'd love to see what you are working on!

    I always use acrylic craft paint on styrafoam and have never had a problem. I make snowmen with them, so I paint them white-ish (I know, they are already white...but I make off white "country-style" snowmen) and I have never had a problem with painting it with acrylics!

    I love to see the link though, if you can try reposting it!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,056
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    The amazon link isn't anything I'm trying to duplicate. It actually wasn't even anything I like (zebra print) but just an example of the decorative balls that people display in baskets or in bowls.

    I did just go to the dollar store and Wal-Mart and was surprised at the prices. I guess it's been a while since I checked the price of styrofoam. At the dollar three they were 2/$1, at Wal-mart they were 2/$3.49. there's no way I'm paying that much! I'll check at Hobby lobby. I'm also thinking about painting plastic Easter Eggs ($2/24 eggs) for filler instead.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User MommyBliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Southern California
    Age
    44
    Posts
    900
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    I can't wait to see what you do. I bet it'll be amazing.

  6. #5
    Registered User lvngwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Abilene Texas
    Age
    57
    Posts
    71
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Oh yeah - I have made many a model of the planets for kids school projects that way!! Also, you can push tiny styrofoam balls on to christmas tree lights and they look like gum drops!!!

  7. #6
    Registered User ericosiu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    16
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    link is dead!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •