September 17, 2012

DIY Spiky Starburst Urchin Ring

It's a sea urchin! It's a starburst! No, it's a ring! Friday I mentioned I was feeling inspired by starburst/urchin/whatever-you-wanna-call-it decor and accessories from many designers, including this ring by Aurelie Bidermann.

What happens when you're feeling inspired by these objects and you happen to find a spiky ball toy while crashing in your little cousin's room on your way through town? You make you're own spiky ring! Sorry cuz, but I think it looks better on my finger than where it was collecting dust.

Tools and Materials:
Strong glue
Ring backs/blanks (loads to choose from on Etsy)
Gold spray paint (I love the "Short Cuts" size, which I found at Michael's)
Small spiky ball (this is similar, but check the dollar store or anywhere with toys, pet supplies, and craft and party supplies!)

Before you get started painting, I recommend taking a pair of scissors and clip away a few of the spikes so that you have a flatter surface on which to apply the ring back. I did this after I painted, which exposed the original color, so I had to go back and touch up the paint.

Spray paint evenly according to directions, being sure to get all the little nooks and crannies in between the spikes. Allow the paint to dry.

Add a blob of glue where you clipped down the spikes and press the ring blank firmly in the glue for 30 seconds. Prop the ring upright and let dry over night. Enjoy!


  1. I got some of these spiky balls at walmart, $1 for six. I use them in the dryer though to collect hair off of clothes lol.

  2. great this ring, i love it honeyy


  3. Great project, gorgeous result!!

  4. Love it! I'm totally going to snag one of those from my niece's toy box now.

  5. Love it! So fun and funky! So cool that the little ball got totally transformed

  6. Love this totally


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