Dressed Up Starfish

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I get starfish for a reasonable price at JoAnn Fabrics, only problem is they come in a three pack of gaduated sizes and sometimes the largest starfish in the package is too large for any of my projects.

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After a while I have a stack of the larger starfish and and so I have to dream up a new way to use them.

 

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It’s fairly common to see folks put larger starfish in their window, but a little wall hanging would be a cool tourist-y item to make for Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon.

 

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Supplies:  Sturdy starfish, 16 gauge copper wire, seaglass pieces, moss or lichen.

 

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Make the end of the wire into a swirl and gently wrap the copper wire around the starfish twisting the end into a loop.  The main reason for the swirl is to make a base for the seaglass to attach to.

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BACK VIEW

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If you have some metal tags (Tim Hotz) you can attach it on the bottom of the swirl. The metal tag isn’t neccesary to make the starfish wall hanging.

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Next, use glue (I like hot glue) to attach a piece of sea glass and decorate around the edges.

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I like how my little trio turned out.  It’s a beachy little craft that only takes minutes to transform a pretty starfish into …..the star!

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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