Remember the famous line Patrick Swayze uttered in the movie Dirty Dancing: “Nobody puts Baby in the corner”? Well, how about putting a few cones in your corners? Did you notice the Floor Cones in the Wallpaper Wall Art I shared earlier this week? They really make a statement, don’t they? I’m sharing two different ways to DIY these Floor Cones to add a little drama to your corners, or any other nook in need of some decorating dash.
To make these Floor Cones, Kathleen George spackled and painted 24” and 30” cones of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. On the smaller, 15” cone, she painted on a faux finish to create the crackled texture. For added height, display the cones on foam cubes. The step-by-step instructions are on StyrofoamCrafts.com.
I featured this Foam + Fabric Safari Wall Art a few years ago, and you’ll see that the Safari Floor Cones give this look a final flourish. These cones are 24” and 30” tall, and simply wrapped in fabric. Easy! (And so is this Safari Wall Art. I made this grouping in less than two hours and for less than $100. Start now and you’ll be done way before dinner.)
You could also wrap up these cones with the wallpaper leftover after making the Wallpaper Wall Art. Wouldn’t that tie it all together?
The Craft Place has cones up to 36” tall. The taller cones aren’t cheap, but that’s because of how they’re made. It takes a large block of foam to cut out a 36” cone. (And by the way, all of the leftover scrap is recycled.)
Banish the dust bunnies and decorate those corners instead!
Now, who saw the movie Dirty Dancing? I see that it’s now a Broadway show, too. Has anyone see the live show?