The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

More fakes, more dough: easy DIY starfish

A few weeks ago, Craftberry Bush did a tutorial on how she made a cute garland out of clay starfish.  Super cute.
The other day when I was making my faux coral out of dough, I remembered her tutorial and used up some extra dough to make a couple of starfish.

I took the dough and smushed it into a little disk.  I pressed a star-shape into the disk which left me with 5 fairly equal pieces of the dough.

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I rolled each of the 5 pieces into little sections, then placed them in a star shape, connecting them at the middle.  Smooth your star into, well, um, a star shape… Insert toothpicks or skewers into it if you want to make your starfish a  bit more durable.  (I am lazy and wasn’t too worried about it.)  Take a skewer and poke little holes all over it for texture.

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Once they were dry, I took them outside and sprayed them a gloss white, then I took Rustoleum’s Heirloom White and gave a light mist over the top of the white.

When they’re dry, bring them in the house and, um, stick them somewhere….

I have a feeling these will get moved around a lot as I decide where to put them.

But in the meantime, this’ll work.

Hey! Guess what!  I am doing 2 different guest posts in  2 different places today!

I am thrilled to be sharing the tutorial for my Pottery Barn Shell Candle Knock Offs at Homebody for Holly’s Knock Off Party

And, I was so excited that one of my favorite new bloggers invited me to do a guest post for her as well.  Ashley at Cherished Bliss hosts a weekly link party every Tuesday and does all sorts of crafty things. You can read about how and why I have a gift closet.

Please go and visit these great bloggers!



Shawn said...

June 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm


I hope we can we still be friends. You're so stinkin' fabulous and crafty and I just buy that kind of stuff already done!

Connie Weiss said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm
You continue to amaze me!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm
woah these look so cool! and real! turned out awesome :)

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm

That's awesome!!! They look perfect!

Perfect for the Beach Bash party too are you in on that??

Renee said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm
this is really a GREAT Idea :)

Lesley said...

June 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm
How seriously hilarious that make a starfish! I was just coming over here to feature your coral and as I was on my way I thought " I wonder if I could fashion some sort of starfish with that dough? "
Ferris're my idol.

Jenn Erickson said...

June 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Wow Viv, that sea star looks like the real deal!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

June 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm
You're on a dough roll..., or rolling in dough! He, he..., fabulous!!

Sherry Smyth said...

June 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm
Totally amazing!!!!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

June 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm
I'm thinking that at some point in your life, someone deprived you of playdough! LOL

Actually...I love all of these ideas...if only my hubby would let me change his bathroom!!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

June 24, 2011 at 12:53 am
Absolutely fabulous...I wouldn't expect any less...

Carolyn said...

June 24, 2011 at 3:18 am
Wow! That's all I'm going to say.
Hugs - Carolyn

Myya said...

June 24, 2011 at 7:58 am
Shut up! SHUT UP!! HOW do you do things like this ALL THE TIME??

Bug and Bird said...

June 24, 2011 at 9:30 am
this is great and just in time for summer!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

June 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm
This is incredible! I LOVE it! I have been really wanting to find a way to make these. I was down in Laguna last weekend and almost gave into their $5 price tag...but at last my senses kicked in and I stopped. I then was at Michael's with a coupon 2 days ago and gave in...needless to say I am heading over there now to return them and make my own! You really have made my day!

Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work! I can't wait to see what is next!

Sassy Sites! said...

June 25, 2011 at 12:42 am
I LOVE this! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites! XOXO!


Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise said...

June 25, 2011 at 3:29 am
Those are SO impressive! I guess you can make anything, it seems to me! But gosh Girl....I'd have been happy to send you real ones, you know! ;) I live on the shore, for goodness sake. But why ask, right? When you can just, you know... 'whip some up'. Show off. ;) lol I'm seriously WOWED.

Ruth said...

June 25, 2011 at 3:35 am
These are great. I think I'm going to be making some.


Elz said...

June 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm
WOW. You are faking it & making it. Geez woman, slow down, you're making the rest of us look bad ;)

southernscraps said...

June 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm
Those are so cool!

Catch A Falling Star said...

June 27, 2011 at 8:07 am
This super cute!
I love starfish!
Since my bathroom and bedroom is ocean themed,I will have to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

July 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm
Wow! This is amazing! I am SO going to make some of these! Thanks so much for linking up to the Summer Lovin Soiree! Have a great weekend! :)

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

July 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm
Wow - these look awesome! Thank you for sharing! :)

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

July 5, 2011 at 1:08 am
This is a great idea!! Stopping by from The Girl Creative linky party.

Here is what I shared this week:

Happy 4th of July!!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

July 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm
So cool! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

trumatter said...

January 6, 2012 at 5:23 am
Okay dude, this is seriously awesome. I am looking for making some clay starfish and I just got the perfect tutorial.


trumatter said...

January 6, 2012 at 5:33 am
A teeny question. Is this salt dough or clay?

trumatter said...

January 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Hi Viv, I made these starfishes and also mentioned your blog's URL in mine.


Elsa said...

July 9, 2014 at 8:00 am
I have been wanting to some decorating with starfish, but I could not get past the idea of the little creatures having given their all for my joy. This idea is awesome, now I can make some. THank you!

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