Yes, we do know how ridiculous the title is…but we just couldn’t think of a better way to describe what it is we are doing in this tutorial. Because really, we are taking foam heads you would find in a craft store, sprucing them up a bit, and calling them organizational supplies. When most people think office organization, they don’t think of the picture above, but that’s their loss. Who wouldn’t rather have their pens and scissors and markers shoved into a head, rather than getting lost in nooks and crannies all over? Exactly.
Our studio has a fantastic window facing the street that people walk by daily. We have these heads visible from the window and the number of people that stop, stare, and point is fantastic!! Smiles, giggles, “look at that”, and the kids…their reactions are priceless! One of the BEST projects we’ve done in a long time, in our opinion.
To make these awesome heads, you just need FloraCraft® Foam Heads and rub n’ buff. Both are available at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s. Strangely, the rub n’buff might be the more expensive part of this project! We used rub n’ buff instead of spray paint, because sometimes spray paint can eat away at Styrofoam. Not good. You could also try Modpodging these heads with some awesome fabric if you want, or just leave them plain (still awesome!)…but we like our version best!
The steps are simple; start by rubbing the gold all over the head. You’ll want to move quickly so you can spread it fairly thin before it dries on you. Don’t worry about even coverage, part of the charm is in the “antique” look. In fact, one of our foam heads we used an patina version of Rub n’ Buff to get a more antiqued look.
Then, go ahead and shove those office supplies into the head. You’ll have to push pretty hard to get them in the first time, so just be gentle and firm. Like with kids :) Push your pens, pencils, scissors, and whatever else you want (it should have a pointy side to work well) a little farther into the head than you’d actually like to keep them. This allows you to simply place them into the head in the future without having to push hard. If you like, use a drill or other tool to drill small holes.
Try a head that holds rubberbands punch in a few nails and then hang the rubber bands on them.
Try a head for holding your paintbrushes.
Try a head for holding push-pins.
Try a head for holding highlighters.
Try a head for holding pipe cleaners.
For more great ideas from FloraCraft®, head over to their #MakeitFunCrafts website.