Attaching Scrapbook Paper Cut Outs to a Styrofoam Ball

I am wanting to make a Christmas ornament by using left over scrapbook paper scraps (punched flower) attached to a Styrofoam ball. What is the best way to make it stick, using what glue or even mod podge? I have used a pin in the middle, but the edges stick up. Please advise.


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January 9, 20190 found this helpful

Try Aleene's fabric glue.

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January 10, 20190 found this helpful

I have had good results in all sorts of applications with Acrylic Matte Medium. I imagine that a hot glue gun would work as well.

styrofoam is tricky because certain glues will sort of melt it off, for instance superglue is not great

try the matte medium, especially it can be brushed over the ornament after it's all put on and it will give it a layer

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January 11, 20190 found this helpful

Some say you can use a glue gun but it is recommended to use on very low heat.


Keep in mind that just regular glues may not last very long and this is really a type of decoupage that you might want to keep using year after year so maybe it would be better to use a specialty glue/paste.

There are several sites that offer suggestions for attaching paper to Styrofoam.

Here is a site that shows how to use liquid starch and Mod Podge.

Here is a cautionary note:
"do not use superglue/krazy glue/cyanoacrylate. It reacts with Styrofoam to create a nasty little cloud of cyanide vapor"

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