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"Bath" Wall Art


Splash a little whimsy around the powder room with this easy, artful display from FloraCraft. Foam letters make a great base for fun techniques like painting and decoupage.

"Bath" Wall Art


  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
    • Alphabet Soup Letters (FloraCraft®), 6" x 1": B, A, T, H
    • Block, 12" x 10" x 1"
  • Smooth Finish™ Paint for STYROFOAM: white
  • Acrylic paint: light tan
  • Antique-finish decoupage medium
  • Metallic gold paint pen
  • Scrapbooking paper with "labels" motif, one sheet, or label assortment
  • Iridescent round beads, 3mm, one package
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Embellishing glue for beads
  • Double-sided or hook-and-loop tape, or small nails


  1. Trace bathtub pattern onto foam block. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin and cut out tub. Sand rough edges with scrap foam.
  2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply two coats Smooth Finish Paint to tub and foam letters; let dry. Dry brush tub and letter edges with light tan; let dry. Note: To dry brush, dip very tips of paintbrush bristles into paint, then remove excess paint onto paper towel before lightly "scrubbing" across foam surface.
  3. Using photo as a guide, cut out desired label motifs for letters. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply labels to foam using decoupage medium; let dry.
  4. Use gold paint pen to color tub feet and to write "5¢" on tub side; dot each letter end with two gold "rivets."
  5. Glue beads to top tub rim to look like soap bubbles. Let dry completely.
  6. Attach foam shapes to tile using double-sided or hook-and-loop tape; for other surfaces, press shapes onto small nails to hang.

®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow.
For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.


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