DIY Sunburst Ornament

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Welcome to the 2nd Day of our 12 Days of Christmas Crafts! It's like hit the ground running type thing now...I don't know why I decided to do 12 days of crafts all in a row! ahh! lol. Makes me realize though how easy and quick some projects can be :) I always tend to focus on huge projects. It's nice to feel accomplished in an hour rather than a week :)
DIY sunburst ornament using toothpicks and foam balls!

Today's Christmas craft is a cute star-burst ornament. I really didn't know what to call this. It looks like a sea urchin, so I went with that idea first...but who wants to put a sea urchin on their Christmas tree? lol. So, starburst it is.

The supply list is simple:
Foam balls
Small wood dowels (found at Michaels) or toothpicks (found in your cupboard)
Spray paint.
DIY sunburst ornament using toothpicks and foam balls!
Just stick the dowels into the foam balls. Once again, this was so easy my 1 year old helped. She was having a blast. She actually did a decent job at it too. I'm missing half the dowels and the other half of balls are ruined...but it was worth it :) As you can see in the finished picture, I had to substitute some toothpicks to finish them.
DIY sunburst ornament using toothpicks and foam balls!
 Next is to spray paint them. I just used Krylon's Metallic Gold. These can hang the tree just as is, or use on display in a cute vignette.
DIY sunburst ornament using toothpicks and foam balls!

And here's the line up for the other 11 wonderful craft ideas for today!
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Easy Gold Jingle Bell Wreath by Serendipity Refined | Instagram Wood Slice Christmas Ornament by May Richer Fuller Be | Modern Urchin Ornament by Thrifty and Chic | Embroidery Hoop Ornament by It All Started With Paint | Joy to the World Ornament by Lovely Etc. | Sunburst Mirror Ornament by Whats Ur Home Story | Painted Rattan Ornaments by Cherished Bliss | DIY Moose Ornament by Bigger Than The Three of Us | Angel Ornament by Remodelando la Casa | DIY Sprinkle Ornament by The Happier Homemaker | Monogrammed Wood Slice Ornament by All Things G&D | Chalkboard Rudolph Ornament by Mom 4 Real

*Some of the products used in this post were purchased with a gift card which I received from Michaels. 


  1. This is so stinking cute and easy! I want to make some to use in vignettes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I know what you mean about that immediate satisfaction of getting something done quickly - versus the giant room overhaul and reveal! And I just adore these darling 'urchins' and love how the spray paint makes the Styrofoam look like it has sequins attached!

    :) Linda

  3. These really turned out so beautifully. Love that shade of gold!

  4. OMG! You are a girl after my heart. I have been loving those sea urchin wall decor thingies for some time now. These are so pretty!

  5. Really pretty and a great idea. I love homemade ornaments. :)


happy DIYing! Alicia