Monday, November 4, 2013

DIY Urchin Decor

Do you ever have one of those projects you've been meaning to try but it never seems to happen?  Well this is one of them.  I had be seeing these urchins pop up on walls and on coffee tables across the internet and they looked pretty interesting.  Interesting enough to say that I wanted one.  Well, me being me, I pinned a few and decided I wanted to try my own DIY version one day.

The day finally came when I was patient enough to sit down and get to it.  I had a bunch of foam balls in my stash and I bought a pack of wooden skewers.  I used the smallest ball I had which two and a half inches.  I used a sharp knife to cut the ball in half so my finished piece would sit flat on the table. 

Then the work started.  I started but cutting the skewers into three inch pieces and began inserting them into the ball.  I cut off the pointed side so the flat edge of the skewer would be the one displayed.  I started with an "x" in the center and worked my way around filling in the gaps.

I used some gold spray paint and did a few thin coats.

It's a cute little accent to the table and for minimum effort.  My five year old even wanted to make one.  Again, I am mixing metals using the gold urchin with my silver ball from West Elm.  I like to keep this table simple since I do have a five year old.  Little hands like to play with random objects that aren't toys. 

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  1. oooo i love this! I was thinking about doing it, I'll be sure to link back to you if/when i do :)

    Have a great one!

  2. Oh my goodness, Andrea...i'm in love! I have both foam balls & wooden skewers in my craft stash now! I have to try this. I love the versatility of maybe spray painting different colors too :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas

  3. That looks great, love it!
    Marie @

  4. i'm so making these tomorrow....well done.
    Bec x

  5. Love, love, love it! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two.

  6. Just wanted you to know that I loved this project so much, I featured it on The DIY'ers today!

  7. What a great knockoff! Pinning!
    Corey from TinySidekick

  8. So easy, but elegant...Like it much, thanks for sharing:)I'm your newest follower:)Hugs

  9. Love it! I think I already have everything to make on my project list :)

  10. Such a great project, Andrea! I am always eyeing this kind of decor when I go shopping, so thanks for inspiring me to make my own. :)

  11. thank you for posting! I want to do this and paint it black w red tings.. think I will leave the pointy part outward, so that it is sharp like the real thing. :-P


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