A Beachy DIY to Brighten Up Your Day

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Transform a pretty starfish into a colorful, nautical bit of decor with this delightful DIY project! This cute craft makes a lovely accent for any room in your abode, as well as a sweet ring display. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you can try it on other objects, too (think ethically sourced shedded antlers, branches, or other organic shapes).

What You Need:


  • Various colors of embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • A starfish or two (Use ones you’ve found, or pick some up at a craft supply store.)
  • Hot glue gun

Step One


Choose any color of embroidery floss, and hold it in the center back of your starfish with your thumb. You don’t need to use glue to secure this piece, but you can. Wrap the floss around the center of the star, then between each of its legs, until the string feels secure. Then begin wrapping the floss around one of the legs.

Step Two


Once you’re finished with one color of floss, leave some excess, and tie it together with the next color of floss in a tight knot. How frequently you switch colors, how much of each color you use, and which colors you pick is completely up to you. Have fun with it!

Step Three


When you’ve wrapped an entire leg, place a drop of hot glue on the underside of its tip. Wrap the floss around a few more times, through the hot glue, then snip off any excess. Repeat, starting with step one, until you’ve wrapped the remaining four legs.


Adorable, no? You can place it anywhere in your home that’s begging for a little color! Try hanging it on the wall, nestling it into a corner, propping it up on a bathroom shelf, or use it to house your favorite rings, like below.


+ What are your favorite DIYs for adding color to a space?



About Wendy

Wendy Rose Gould is a latte-loving, vintage-collecting, cat-adoring beauty and fashion writer whose work has appeared both online and in print. While she grew up in urban Indiana surrounded by horse buggies and corn fields, she's since moved west to Phoenix (after a stint in South Korea) where cacti and haboobs reign supreme. Wendy believes a woman should never leave the house without enviable hair and a spritz of her staple perfume. And also mascara. Never leave the house without mascara.


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