Then I took some packing tape and curved the pool noodle into a circle. Normally I would cover the pool noodle but, I liked the color so I left it.
My husband came up with the idea of putting a plate in the center and decorating the plate. We found these green plates at the Dollar Tree a pack of four for $1.00
I found this website that gave instructions on how to cut foam using the Silhouette and it worked perfectly. http://ameliaandme.com/cutting-foam-with-your-silhouette/
Here are the instructions for cutting foam using the Silhouette Cameo.
- Silhouette Cameo
- Cutting mat
- Craft foam
- Blade on 10
- Heavy Card stock
- Cutting speed – 1
- Double cutting
The foam that I purchased from the dollar tree is thin and it works perfectly, using the instructions above.
It is 10.1 cm x 15.2 cm.
Then I purchased some foam thinking it was as thin and it only cut the top, it did not cut all the way through. I actually did the double cut twice which is four times and it still did not cut. Not only that but, the Silhouette seemed to bog down a bit.
13.9 cm x 21.5 cm this is just too thick.
So my advice if you want to cut foam, use 10.1 cm x 15.2 cm or thinner and you should have no problems. Anything thicker and you will run into issues.
I cut out a chair and a beach umbrella then I took the word relax and curved it on the chair and cut it out in foam. Glued all the foam pieces together and then glued them on the plate.
From there we lined everything up and glued the plate to the wreath. We put the design on the back so when we glued it, the plate would come through more. and the rim of the plate would sit on the flip flops.
Here is the completed project. I love how it turned out.