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….

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

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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

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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.

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28 Comments

1.

Shawn said...

June 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Really?

REALLY!!

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!
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Connie Weiss said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm
You continue to amaze me!
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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm
woah these look so cool! and real! turned out awesome :)
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Michell @ Girl In Air said...

June 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm
SHUT UP!!

That's awesome!!! They look perfect!

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

June 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm
this is really a GREAT Idea :)
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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 Bueller...you're my idol.
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Jenn Erickson said...

June 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Wow Viv, that sea star looks like the real deal!
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Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

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

June 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm
Totally amazing!!!!
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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!!
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Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

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

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

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

June 24, 2011 at 9:30 am
this is great and just in time for summer!
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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!
Kaitlin
notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com
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Sassy Sites! said...

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

marni
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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.
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Ruth said...

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

Ruth
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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 ;)
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southernscraps said...

June 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm
Those are so cool!
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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!
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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! :)
Crystal
HomemakerinHeels.com
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Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

July 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm
Wow - these look awesome! Thank you for sharing! :)
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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: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-pillows.html

Happy 4th of July!!
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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: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM
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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.

THANK YOU
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trumatter said...

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

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

Love
Rukmini

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