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DIY Awards Season Trophy

It’s awards season!!  Did you catch the Grammy’s last week?  If you’re running your own fun singing competition, backyard race or school event , you might be in need of some trophies.  Today I’ll show you how to easily make your own!


Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam Cone (any desired size)
  • FloraCraft Make It: Fun® Foam Disc (any desired size)
  • FloraCraft® Smooth Finish® Paintable Coating
  • Serrated Knife
  • Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Low-Temp Glue Fun & Glue
  • Trophy Topper (I used toy cars, but you could use anything!)
  • Metallic Spray Paint
  • Paint Brush


First I cut the foam discs in half.

Then I coated the discs and cones with Smooth Finish.  I love Smooth Finish!  You can use a spatula to apply it – I like to use my fingers and just rub it in.  It fills in the foam for a more smooth finish.

After the smooth finish is dry, you can sand off any rough areas.

Then you’re ready to paint it!  I just used acrylic metallic craft paint with a foam craft paint brush.

While that is drying, if you would like to add a topper to your trophy, go ahead and spray paint that to match.


Once dry, you can attach the half disc to the cone with glue.  You can also add a toothpick in between the foam pieces for extra stability.

I wanted several trophies, for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and as such wanted them at various heights.  I used a serrated knife to cut the bottom of the 2nd place cone a little, and then the 3rd place cone a little more.  You can go back in a touch up the paint (or better yet, cut them down before you apply smooth finish and paint).

And now they vary in height, perfect.

And lastly, I simply used low-temp glue to attach the car toppers to the trophies, and voila, finished!

Super simple and I love how they turned out!

Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition?  What will you make your trophies for?


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