This Is My Art and It Is Dangerous: DIY Gold Urchin

Hey yall! For this week I decided to finally attempt to make this cool sculpture that I have seen on a few home blogs.
I found out the technical term for it is either a Gold Starburst or Gold Urchin sculpture.
And honestly y'all I didn't even have to leave the house to get the supplies because I already had them in my craft closet.

Does anyone else love Beetlegeuse as much as I do?
I mean I seriously feel like Delia Deetz most of the time, plus this DIY is my art and it is dangerous
. . . because it's made out of sharp toothpicks.

Gold Metallic Spraypaint
Metal Base
(I had an old, short candle stick holder that I found, I was able to unscrew the stem and flip it over to use as a sturdy base)

1. Make a Styrofoam Ball
You are able to find styrofoam balls as a pack at Walmart or any craft store for around $5.
But I already had a styrofoam block from a package and decided to just cut my own sphere.

2. Toothpick Placement
There is no right or wrong way to do this y'all, I seriously just started sticking toothpicks in, just make sure to play around with angles. It does not have to be perfect. 

3. Spraypaint it Baby
This step is the easiest part :) just to warn you though, try not to spray the styrofoam to much. I found out a few diy's ago that styrofoam tends to dissolve if too much spraypaint is applied. Also, I don't know about y'all, but I don't have a spraypaint station anywhere, so I have a few cardboard boxes I stash away to use that does the trick.   


  1. This turned out great! I've learned the hard way about spray painting styrofoam too haha

  2. Angela @ Angela Marie MadeJanuary 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Love this idea Megan! You would never know its made out of toothpicks, it looks awesome!!

  3. I can't believe you made this!!! I always see these and want one so bad for my bookshelf! So cool!

    xo Kelsey |