When skies are gray and the cold winds blow a few months from now, this Giant Sand Dollar (almost 16” across!) might lift your spirits with memories of summer beaches. I fell in love with this project when I saw it on the blog Crafts by Amanda. Amanda says that her original inspiration was a similar oversized sand dollar, priced at $99, in the April Pottery Barn catalog. Amanda, who is sprucing up her bathroom, made her own for a fraction of the cost from a disc of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, and paints and MagiKote from DecoArt.
In her tutorial, Amanda shares the step-by-step details, starting with a 15 7/8” x 15/16” foam disc. She’ll show you how to sketch out your pattern, and then cut out and shape a sand dollar. (Originally, Amanda was going to use wood to make the sand dollar, and found STYROFOAM Brand Foam much easier to cut and shape.) The secret to her realistic finish was new MagiKote from DecoArt, which creates a paintable surface on STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
But, don’t take my word from it – please visit Crafts by Amanda and check out her tutorial. This is one of the prettiest crafts made with STYROFOAM Brand Foam that I’ve seen in quite some time.
Be sure to stop in again tomorrow for our last Summer Craft Boredom Buster, and a fun giveaway, too.