December 19, 2012 · Posted under Christmas, DIY holiday decor, mermaid, party decor, under the sea
Don’t these starfish look expensive? I think they look like something you’d find in an upscale shop at the beach! So I was surprised to find out they’re actually homemade salt dough ornaments, which you can make for pennies. This idea is courtesy of Blythe at Desperate Craftwives, who started with a classic salt dough (recipe here), and came up with an easy decorating method for her starfish design. All you need is a toothpick!
The little toothpick dots along the edges of the starfish make it look so real! All strung together on jute, the starfish ornaments make a lovely garland for a nautical inspired Christmas tree. You could also use the garland at a mermaid party or an under the sea party. Or, leave the ornaments separate for on your Christmas tree, or tie them onto party favors!
For more on this project, visit Desperate Craftwives!
Reposted with permission from Desperate Craftwives. Thank you Blythe!