DIY Sea Urchin Tutorial

Guess what? I’ve wanted a sea urchin since I first saw them on the shelves at home decor stores, but the $20+ price tag just wasn’t something I was willing to pay.

Instead, I came up with a way to create my own using salt dough. It’s easy to make using just a few ingredients you probably have in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup luke warm water 

 Directions

 
1. In a bowl mix salt and flour.

2. Gradually stir in water and mix until it forms a soft doughy consistency.

2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of flour

How to make the salt dough

Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl, and stir in the
water adding it slowly.  You may not need all of the water. You want
the dough to be dry. If it gets sticky add more flour. Knead the dough
and then roll out and use as you want.
– See more at: http://rainydaymum.co.uk/the-quickest-ever-salt-dough-recipe#sthash.8XDdG05C.dpuf

alt Dough Recipe

1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of flour

How to make the salt dough

Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl, and stir in the
water adding it slowly.  You may not need all of the water. You want
the dough to be dry. If it gets sticky add more flour. Knead the dough
and then roll out and use as you want.
– See more at: http://rainydaymum.co.uk/the-quickest-ever-salt-dough-recipe#sthash.8XDdG05C.dpuf

alt Dough Recipe

1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of flour

How to make the salt dough

Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl, and stir in the
water adding it slowly.  You may not need all of the water. You want
the dough to be dry. If it gets sticky add more flour. Knead the dough
and then roll out and use as you want.
– See more at: http://rainydaymum.co.uk/the-quickest-ever-salt-dough-recipe#sthash.8XDdG05C.dpuf

Once your dough is smooth divide it into thirds. You should have enough salt dough to make three sea urchins.

To make them you’ll need wooden skewers and spray paint. To begin, I broke all of my skewers in half. You’ll end up with pointy skewers from the top half and flat tipped ones for the bottom half of the skewer.

For one sea urchin I used all pointy skewers and for another I used the flat ended ones. I started inserting the skewers into the salt dough until it resembled the fullness I was looking for.

Once I had the skewers positioned in the salt dough mold, I popped them in the oven on 200 degrees until it hardened.

Once they mold were hard I let them cool and then began spray painting them gold.

Once the paint dried I went in and clip the tips of any skewers that weren’t uniform in length.

Here’s how the three I made turned out.

It’s amazing how a little creativity and time can save you money on home decor.

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