Some people like to decorate with dried sea urchins, especially if they live close to the beach. It is a fun way to include a little bit of nature into your decor. However, not all of us live near the ocean, and when people use actual dried urchins, the cool spikes don’t always keep well.
Recently, Elle Decor decorated a concept house for Blogfest 2012. On one of the concept home’s walls, they displayed dozens of gold sea urchin-like sculptures. Since then, I’ve seen golden sea urchin decor popping up all over the web. Using this as my inspiration, I decided to pull together a fun little DIY using Smoothfoam balls, toothpicks, gold spray paint, and barbecue skewers. Read on for materials and directions.