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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