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!
To make these Urchin’s you will need the following:
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.
I cut all of my skewers first so that I didn’t have to stop to cut more in the middle of the project.
Next, dip one end of the skewer into the glue and stick it into the bottom edge of the 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.
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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.
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!
$25+ in Stores
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