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DIY Gold Sea Urchin

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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.
Time: 1 Hours Difficulty: Easy
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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.
Follow the curvature of the ball and keep inserting the toothpicks.
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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.
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Check if all the toothpicks are properly set. Pull out any loose ones and glue them back in.
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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.
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All it takes is a few inexpensive supplies and a little time but it’s totally worth it!
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Place them in a bookshelf, on a coffee table or atop a mantel and enjoy!
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  • diy gold sea urchin, crafts, home decor, how to, painted furniture, painting, shelving ideas

Materials I used for this project:

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

To see more: https://diyinadorm.wordpress.com

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 9, 2016

    Sooo cool! Also my roommate is from Lahore!

  • MK McDonald
    MK McDonald Canada
    on Sep 9, 2016

    I think it's super cute and adds that touch of class! Not trying to be mean, just a jokester...but isn't it funny that you always see a staging photo with books in it that are classic novels or ones based on different philosophies? I never see a "bathroom buddy" book or a "...for Dummies" book or a Harlequin romance. Lol

    • Sahar Sultan
      Sahar Sultan Pakistan
      on Sep 10, 2016

      Haha! I know what you're talking about. If it were my own books I would've probably added something like that, but I had borrowed them from my Dad's study. :D

  • Jorja Love
    Jorja Love Baltimore, MD
    on Sep 10, 2016

    Super cute. Toothpicks for a small "faux" sea urchin or BBQ skewers for a large one. I would be afraid of sitting or stepping on the small urchin and having it at doggie eye-level...not so good, but a large one on top my bookcase would be interesting.

  • Sahar Sultan
    Sahar Sultan Pakistan
    on Sep 10, 2016

    You can always substitute the parts for what suits you decor better.

  • Maxine Dean
    Maxine Dean Madison Heights, VA
    on Sep 10, 2016

    Spray with snow and put on Christmas tree. They will stick most anyplace.

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