If there's one décor trend that shouts summer it's a coastal style! Here's a unique DIY craft that's so versatile for warm weather styling. It's a lovely handcrafted ribbon creation sculpted into a beaded starfish that compliments any coastal or tropical decor!
And it's so easy and fun to make that you will want to create lots in different ribbon and bead colors! All you need is ribbon - 2.5" wide, scissors, Fabri-Tac fabric glue, clamps and pearl string beads and you're all set to begin!
First, cut a 12 inch length of ribbon . . .
and with your fingers, take each end of ribbon and fold over into a upside down "V" in the center at the same time.
Begin rolling and twisting the ribbon toward the center . . .
and continue rolling until . . .
the two rolls come together in the middle to a point on one end.
Grasps the two ends together . . .
and with scissors, cut ends off, just at the edge of ribbon, while still holding it together.
Keep holding the ends together and apply Fabri-Tac glue on the inside edges of the ribbon and press together.
Clamp in place until glue dries. It doesn't take long, just a few minutes.
You have just made the first of five rays or arms you will need to make the starfish.
Now make four more for a total of five.
Glue the five rays together at the wider ends, one at a time . . .
into the shape of a starfish.
Run a line of fabric glue on the top edges of the rays and apply a string of pearl beads from the center to the tip on each side.
Cute, cute, cute!
The beaded ribbon starfish can be used in almost any tropical or coastal setting - from table favors to room accents! The choice is yours!
Take a little time to enjoy