Fun Foam Sun Visors

I first posted this in July 2005 on my old website.

Last year I saw in the mall some visors for sale that used curly shoe laces, fun foam and fabric. I thought I could make that myseelf and then came across this website http://www.lifetoolsforwomen.com/f/teen-daughter-crafts.htm, which had the pattern for the visor.

collage printed on fabric with iron on plastic

collage printed on fabric with iron on plastic

visor pattern - click and download

visor pattern – click and download

Materials Needed

  • Piece of Fun Foam (8.5×11 inches makes 2 visors, 8.5×5.5 inches makes 1 visor)
  • Curly shoe laces (1 lace per visor)
  • Fabric, graphic printed on fabric, leather or fun foam cutouts
  • ¼ inch hole punch

Instructions

  • Save the pattern to your computer and print it out, this is going to be your template for the fun foam. I used cardboard thickness paper to make a sturdy template.
  • Now make a second template that is about ¼ inch larger than the original template. You will use this for the fabric or material you are going to use to cover the fun foam.
  • If you use a graphic as a cover copy the pattern in your graphic’s program and enlarge it by about ¼ inch all around so that it will be bigger when printed and easier to place it on the fun foam.
back view with fabric larger than foam front view with fabric larger than foam finished visor printed on fabric
  • For my first visor I used mousepad paper that was selfadhesive. I created a graphic or used one I already had and transfered it to the enlarged visor template.
  • I found that I could print 2 visors on one page, one above the other nested inside each other. I found both PSP, MS Publisher or MS Digital Image Pro worked great for placing the graphics whe way I wanted.
  • For this leather patchwork visor I used white glue to attach the leather to the fun foam.
patchwork leather covered visor #1 patchwork leather covered visor #2 patchwork leather covered visor #3 patchwork leather covered visor #4 patchwork leather back view patchwork leather finished
  • You can also create your own fabric by printing the design on fabric. Here are the instructions on how to do that. The important part when going this route is to use a spray varnish to coat the fabric and prevent the inks from running when exposed to water. After I am done I coat it again with another layer of varnish, but this time I will brush it on.
  • I also tried to use the iron on plastic cover, but it did’t work to well.
underside of visor guitar collage printed on mousepad paper digital graphic collage printed on mousepad paper my goddesses graphic printed on mousepad paper digital picture of clouds printed on mousepad paper peach collage printed on mousepad paper teletubbies collage printed on fabric with plastic cover asian theme collage printed on mousepad paper fun foam cuts letters out on child's visor digital picture printed on fabric with iron on plastic cover

first posted on the old website on July 2/2005

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