I purchased a metal, spiky, sea urchin-like ball at a home goods store a few years ago and I realized it’s so easy to make! The ball I have is a half sea urchin that is so cute on a wall or on a stack of books but I wanted a larger version without the cost. Some stores charge closer to $150 for these little guys. See my step-by-step below. I hope you're happy with yours as much as I am!
What you will need:
Wooden skewers (I ended up using two packs)
Spray paint (Several Photographed, Gold Used)
Super glue or hot glue
Mod Podge (Not needed but helpful)
Mod Podge your Styrofoam ball (Optional) I did this because the Styrofoam ball was porous so I wanted the ball to not flake once I put in the skewers.
Mark half of the ball with your Sharpie. I used a rubber band to help get a straight line and then marked the other half of the ball creating quarters.
Then following the lines on your ball place skewers one finger with apart then continue all the way around. After you’ve placed a row glue in place with either super glue or hot glue, make sure the hot glue cools a bit so that it does not melt the Styrofoam.
Alternating between the spaces you created earlier fill in one-half of the Styrofoam ball.
Repeat on the other half of the ball.
Spray paint in the desired color, let dry.
When done place in your desired area and enjoy your chic new tchotchke!