Like most crafters, I’m loathe to buy something when I can make it.
A few weeks ago, my sisters-in-law and I saw this cute little gold sunburst at Hobby Lobby. We considered buying several of them as decorations for my sister-in-law’s wedding, but at $13.99, they seemed a bit extravagant.
We looked longingly at them as we begrudgingly walked away.
That is, until I realized I could make it them, using mostly things I already owned!
You can too!
Here’s what you need:
1.8″ Floral Foam Ball
8-10 Kebab Sticks
Hot glue gun
Here’s how to create them:
Cut the kebab sticks into 4″ pieces.
You will need about 25-30 4″ sticks.
Working one by one, put a dab of hot glue on the end of a 4″ stick and push it into the Styrofoam ball.
As you poke the sticks into the ball (Insert junior-highish joke here!), work on opposite sides as much as possible. This will help you get a balanced look.
I used Valspar Brilliant-Metal Effects to spray paint the sunburst ball when it was finished. I’ve yet to find a gold spray paint that I wholeheartedly love, but this one is the best I have used.
Because there are so many surfaces, the sunbursts take quite a bit of spray paint. If you’re making more than one, I suggest painting en masse so that overspray will paint the other sunbursts.
I’ve made 6 sunbursts now for a total of about $12 in supplies — so much better than $13.99 for one!
Tada! This is such an easy craft that it doesn’t even feel like a craft. It’s modern and glamorous, making a great statement decor piece. I can’t wait to see how my sister-in-law uses them in her wedding decor!