Are you planning any outdoor parties this spring and summer? Or maybe you just want to spruce up your table at dinner? Here’s an inexpensive and easy way to add some casual elegance to your table lighting. Learn how to use foam core board to make a tea light cover with any design you like!
- Foam Core Board
- Craft Knife
- Battery Operated Tea Light
Step one: Use a craft knife to cut the foam core board to the desired height. Mine is approximately 4 inches tall.
Step two: Divide the board into four sections. Use the craft knife to cut through the top layer, but do not pierce the paper backing.
Step three: Draw or stencil your design in pencil.
Step four: Use the craft knife to cut on the lines. Do not cut through the back layer of paper.
Step five: Remove the foam from the cut out shape, leaving the paper backing intact. When the design is complete, you can clean up the edges a bit with your craft knife.
Step six: Fold the board to make a square, and glue the edge together. Place the battery operated tea light inside the candle holder.
These would be pretty at a reception with initials carved on them. They’d also be great for sports themed parties, where you could carve your team’s logo into the foam. You could even try using colored tissue paper instead of the paper backing to have more color. Have fun crafting and creating!