How to for foam couch cushion stone pillars and topper
(this is for 1 pillar only)
1 good sized cushions cut in half (1 half for 1 pillar), use another piece to attach to top if you want it taller,
and the rest tear into different stone sizes or use another foam piece to tear
(if making more than 1 pillar make sure you size all together so you dont get different heights on them)
For 1 pillar:
1 Garden stake - U style fence post
3 cans adhesive spray
2 cans foam sealant - for mortar
1 can gray spray paint -for mortar
1 can dark color texture spray paint
1 can brown color texture spray paint
2 or more cans light brown or sand color texture spray paint
1 small standing torch with removable container for filling.
1 (?x? wood piece ) what ever size you need, scrap wood will do
1 flat sink stopper
1 kitchen drain extension tube to fit your stake (6 in long)
4 wood screws
1 jigsaw ( use your favorite wood cutting tool)
Cut foam to size length and width.
measure with the stake you are using.
cut a long rectangle slot top to bottom for stake to go thru middle,
if adding more for length spray glue together let set over night
Attach foam stones with spray glue front and side let set over night
next day do back and other side. let set overnight
Make sure you use some foam stones over slot in back so it holds to stake. let dry real good.
Fill in the mortar with foam sealant spray (get the minimum expansion)
Let dry over night also press down if it rises to much for you.
Put your stake in ground and slide foam post over that. carefully
Spray your mortar gray first. let dry
Spray dark stones first then brown then light colored..
You can do touch ups on stones now. Or multi color some stones
For Topper I used:
Measure wood piece to cut to size you want.
attach extension tube to sink stopper (Cut hole so it fits tight) put over stake.
Set wood where you want it and mark where the stopper should be.
Screwed stopper to wood , screw right thru the rubber into wood.
make a starter hole if needed on bottom pieces.
Now using a clamp afix wood piece to work table
Flip wood piece over,align where you want torch ...should be even with the stopper
Using 1 nail each side hammer nail thru bottom torch stand carefully
Check to see if even when set on your post, you can always cut foam down.
Attach your torch to wood piece with 1 nail each side (2 nails) or 4 if you prefer
over same area as your sink stopper underneath.
Paint as desired stone paint or marble look, or wood look
Attach to stone pillar,
Add embellishments if desired
I will be using zip ties (painted black) to attach chain to pillar also
remove container for fluid, for safety
put back in torch , light
sit back and enjoy
I used a scissors and razor blade to cut foam, and they are uneven.
I heard a electric knife works good on them but i don't have one
i'll be looking aorund thanksgiving for them seems thats only time they available in stores
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