Greetings, Everyone!! I pray all is well with you!
So, of course, I am presenting our DIY Sunday project for this week. Being a mom who homeschool, it's always fun to find projects that go with our 'theme of the week'...and this week, it's about the sea!! Now, I have always LOVED these sea urchins, however, they are pretty costly in the stores such as West Elm, Anthropologie, and various places online, running about $100 or more, depending on where you get them. So, we decided to 'DO IT OURSELVES'!! at a cost of about $8. There's nothing better than the satisfaction of drooling over an item and figuring out a way to make it yourself. These awesome beauties are soooo amazing in home decor and can give a room a very chic look. Of course, you can paint them any color you wish, especially if you have neutral colors, paint them a bright hue to add a spark of pop color. Oh, yea, and the kids love them as well...All had different responses to them, as we have 4 kids. Our youngest finds it hard to keep his 16 month old paws off of it, so we try to keep them placed in a slightly higher elevation. They are definitely eye catching in any room and they were perfect on our foyer table. One thing about me, I love the mixture of textures. The pop of gold and spiky appearance was truly a great addition next to the rustic foyer table with the painted pine cones,smooth glass vases, reeds and our huge tumbled stone marble medallion that I had a contractor friend frame for me so I can take it wherever we go...thinking of painting the lamp bases a different color, hmmmm..ok, let me refocus as that will be another project at a later date. So, enough said, presenting the 'HOW TO' of all things Sea Urchin!!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
*The Styrofoam balls ( I used 1.5 " and a 3" balls)
*Fabric Paint in the color of your choice ( I used Tulips Metallic in Gold) to paint the Styrofoam balls. Warning, spray paint will typically melt the Styrofoam, hence why I used the fabric paint for the balls.
*Spray paint for the sticks and dowels ( I used Krylon in Metallic Gold)
THE HOW TO:
*I took the dowels and picks to an open airy space to spray paint. Be sure to do this in a well ventilated area..For me, it was the garage. Be sure to paint all sides and allow the dowels and picks to dry thoroughly.
*Voila, you're done!! Decorate with confidence..You have just saved yourself mucho $$$
THE FINISHED LOOK: