Have you been checking out the prices of beach wedding décor? If so, you’re probably shocked at how pricey even the little things can be, like the pretty pink seashells or starfish. With this super easy starfish garland tutorial, you can make an expensive-looking beach décor garland for pennies!
It couldn’t be easier than this! You just need 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and about ¾ cup of water. Simply mix it up until it’s blended, and you have your dough ready to go.
Making the Starfish
Start by taking a small ball of dough (about the size of a golf ball) and flattening it out on a clean surface. Use toothpicks to make indentations where the starfish’s arms will be. Then, remove the excess dough between the arms with a sharp knife.
Use your fingers to even out the starfish’s arms and make sure everything is smooth. Then, use the same toothpick to make tiny holes on both sides of each indentation. Don’t forget to poke a hole in the top of one of the arms for hanging.
Baking the Starfish
Place the starfish on a cookie sheet and bake at 200-degrees for several hours or until they are completely dry. You can also allow these to air-dry, but they will need to hang for a few days to be completely dry. Then, spray the starfish with a coat of clear paint or sealant.
Hang the starfish from twine, jute, or any other string you want and you have a beautiful wedding décor element that costs next to nothing.
This beautiful and fun project was the idea of the folks over at Desperate Craftwives, so visit the blog there for the full project instructions! All image credits go to Desperate Craftwives.