You know how one thing leads to another? That’s what’s happened here on Crafts ‘n Coffee this week. While preparing Tuesday’s tutorial for the Button, Twig & Twine Deco Cubes, I came across a few more projects to share. Like these DIY Finials. Why would you make your own finials? Because you can make then any size and shape you want, and then finish them in the colors and style of your choice. It’s custom décor that fits your home – and your budget, perfectly.
Basic shapes of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam offer so many options to build your own finials. It’s almost like building a block tower, but with a lot more variety. Discs or a 1” sheet cut to size make great bases. And then you start stacking cubes, cones, balls, even eggs to shape your finial. Designer Kathleen George used a serrated knife to trim the sides on her cones and cubes to create different shapes. (No hammers, saws or power tools.)
After you’ve built your shape, think about how you’d like to finish it. Kathleen brushed on acrylic paint to finish these Bronze Finials.
For the Architectural Finials below, Kathleen first covered her finials with a light coat of spackling. Then, she painted the gray finial (center) and light tan finial (right) with Make It Stone! from Krylon. The tall finial on the left is painted with Krylon Brushed Metallic spray paint. (Always read the label carefully to be sure the spray paint you use is foam-safe.)
You’ll find links to the step-by-step tutorials above, so click on through for all of the details.
Where would you display your finials?
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