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DIY Gold Urchin Decor

Gold Urchin Decor

It’s been a while since I have DIY-ed, but I am super happy to be sharing this fun and easy DIY tutorial with you today! I’m sure everyone has seen these Gold Urchin’s in Target, Home Goods and all over your fav bloggers Instagram’s. I know I certainly have. As much as I loved these little guys, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $30 on one, let alone two or three. I decided to do a little brain storming, and with a little help from my sister-in-law, we came up with a way to make at least a dozen of these Urchin’s for under $10!!

Check out the tutorial below!

Foam balls and elmer's glue

To make these Urchin’s you will need the following:

Elmer’s GlueFoam BallsBamboo Skewers | Gold Spray Paint (or the color of your choice)

The first step is to cut the foam balls in half, making the flat half the portion that will sit on a surface. Note that you don’t have to cut the balls in half if you want your Urchin to be a full sphere instead.

Next, cut your bamboo skewers into thirds with a wire cutter or sharp scissors. You can cut these larger or smaller depending on what size you want your Urchin to be. I used 4 inch skewers for the larger Urchin and 3 inch skewers for the smaller one.

Measure your sticks and cut

I cut all of my skewers first so that I didn’t have to stop to cut more in the middle of the project.

cut foam balls in half

Next, dip one end of the skewer into the glue and stick it into the bottom edge of the foam ball.

glue bbq sticks to foam ball

Continue dipping each skewer into glue and sticking it into the foam, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top until you have a spherical shape.

Place bbq sticks in foam ball

Check out my outfit details here!!

Place all bbq sticks in foam ball

I let the Urchin sit for about 15 minutes while the glue dried before I moved on to the spray paint phase. Once the glue was dry, I sprayed my Urchin’s gold.

Use gold spray paint

I sprayed 2 coats of paint onto the Urchin’s, let them dry for 15 to 20 minutes and voila!! These look exactly like the ones being sold in stores!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you for stopping by!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    December 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

    These are amazing! I love this DYI project. I love doing crafty things like this. Thank you for sharing girl! I am going to do this soon

    • Reply
      Kristen
      December 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Yes!! So glad that you like this project! If you end up doing this one, send pics!

  • Reply
    Sharon
    December 16, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Really pretty!

    • Reply
      Kristen
      December 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks so much Sharon!! Pretty and easy!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

      xoxo, Kristen

  • Reply
    Leanna Harrison
    December 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    How did you hang them? How did they hold up?

    • Reply
      Kristen
      January 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Leanna – I actually didn’t hang them, I just used them on flat surfaces such as my coffee table and bookcase. If you do want to hang them, I would stick some wire into the flat side of the foam ball and hang it like a picture. You can even buy a picture frame hook if you want to be fancy. The front side held up great with all of the bamboo skewers, so I have faith that the hook on the back would hold up equally well!

      Thank you for stopping by!

      xoxo, Kristen

  • Reply
    Marie
    January 31, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I am going to make a bunch, paint them diferrent colors to hang in my trees in the back. They are so nice. And , I think this will be an awesome fun project. It will be a pain to bring them in if it rains, but, I’m thinking its going to be worth it .

    • Reply
      Kristen
      February 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Sounds amazing Marie! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

      xoxo, Kristen

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