Sand Dollar Pottery Barn Hack

3 Materials
3 Hours
I loved the giant sand dollar at Pottery Barn, but really couldn't afford the $$ So this is my attempt at recreating it for less than $20
Here is my inspiration.
The materials that I used for this project was a styrofoam disc, modge podge, acrylic paints.

I started by finding some good images of sand dollars online and used those to sketch the details on the disc with a sharpie marker.
Then to give the sand dollar some dimension, I sculpted the edge so it was beveled, and then using a knife I "carved" the image into the disc.
then, using a scrap piece of styrofoam I "sanded" down all the rough edges.
In order to make the surface smooth, I applied several coats of original Modge Podge, allowing each coat to dry throughly.
Then it was time for paint. Using a flat white acrylic I gave the whole piece several coats. Again, allowing the paint to dry thoroughly between coats. I also, gave the entire piece a light sanding (with a sanding block) between coats, to release any styrofoam "crumbs" I really wanted this piece to be as smooth as possible.
The final step was, using those images I found online, adding color and detail. While it doesn't look exactly like the inspiration, I was pretty happy with the results. What do you think?
Happy crafting everyone!

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