I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I know we did, we spent the day with my mom! It was so fun! The other day, one of my boys was looking for a craft project to do. He found this round styrofoam circle and asked if he could use it. I’ve had this for a year or two, so I thought, why not. Then I started telling him, “you could probably make a sunshine out of it,” then the ideas and thoughts in my head just started snowballing. Maybe I’m a mean mom, but I ended up telling him that I wanted to use the circle, and he could have some other styrofoam to use for a project. He seemed content with that. 🙂 So, I got to work on making this Simple Summer Sunshine and I really adore the way it all turned out!
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Simple Summer Sunshine Supplies:
- FloraCraft 6″ Styrofoam Disc
- FloraCraft Smooth Finish
- Sand Paper
- Craft Sticks
- Washi Tape
- Pen Blade
- Paint Brush
Using one of the craft sticks and Smooth Finish, I covered the styrofoam disc. I put the smooth finish on as smoothly as possible and let it dry. After it dried, I applied a second coat. I put this on the front and sides.
While the smooth finish was drying, I applied washi tape to my crafts sticks. I did 12 orange and 12 yellow. I stuck the tape on the sticks.
Then turned them over and trimmed the extra tape off with my pen blade. I love this blade, it is what it says it is, a pen blade. You click the top to get the blade out, and push the button on the side to retract it. It’s great!
I got all my sticks finished up, and all the extra tape trimmed off.
After the smooth finish was dry, I used sandpaper to smooth it out really well. It’s amazing that you can sand this stuff. It was fun to work with!
I painted the circle yellow, and then I laid out my stick around the circle to get an idea of where I needed to insert the sticks.
I inserted the top and bottom, then moved to the sides, kind of making a plus sign. I added the sticks from there, trying to space them as evenly as possible. I did all the yellow first, then added the orange. This made it easier to get them spaced right. I loved that I could just push the stick into the side since it is styrofoam.
Then I inserted the orange sticks.
I was so excited by the time I got done with this Simple Summer Sunshine! It was seriously SO simple to make, but I love the way it turned out. I love that it is light weight and I adore the way it looks with my other summer decor. With moving, I had gotten rid of some of my summer decor, so when I got it all out this year, I didn’t have very much. I was excited to create this to go along with what I had.
After making this little sunshine, it makes me want to get more styrofoam to play with! It’s kind of amazing stuff!