DIY Sea Urchin

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Sea urchins are a big trend in home decor and a perfect way to add glam to any place. But as classy as they look, they can also be quite expensive. So if you don’t want to splurge but still want one here’s how to make a DIY version.

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

vDIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Supplies needed:

  • Oven-bake clay
  • Toothpicks (or wood dowels if you don’t want pointy ends)
  • Spray paint

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Steps:

Roll the clay into a small ball. Place it on a hard surface and press gently to get a flat base.

Starting with the center insert the toothpicks by pushing in about one-fifth of the length.

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Follow the curvature of the ball and keep inserting the toothpicks.

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

If you use self-hardening clay let it dry and if it’s the oven-bake type bake it following the instructions given on the packaging

Check if all the toothpicks are properly set. Pull out any loose ones and glue them back in.

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.comDIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

Once the whole thing is ready place it on a piece of paper and spray paint it. The paper helps to rotate the object while painting without actually having to touch it.

 

DIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.comDIY Gold Urchin using clay, toothpicks and spray paint. diyinadorm.wordpress.com

All it takes is a few inexpensive supplies and a little time but it’s totally worth it! Place them in a bookshelf, on a coffee table or atop a mantel and enjoy!

 

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