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.
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.
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.
Supplies: Sturdy starfish, 16 gauge copper wire, seaglass pieces, moss or lichen.
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.
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.
Next, use glue (I like hot glue) to attach a piece of sea glass and decorate around the edges.
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!