Striped Starfish Tutorial – Hanging Starfish and Fridge Magnet


Pink Striped Hanging Starfish

For this tutorial you will need: a starfish, masking tape, scissors, paint and ribbon.

Start by placing your masking tape over your starfish, make sure this is securely in place or else the paint may leak underneath! You will need to cut the tape between the starfish legs, make sure you do this neatly, making sure the tape is tightly wrapped so you get a nice straight edge.

A quick break to feed the cats Oliver (the ginger ninja!) & Alfie (Alfie is a girl by the way!)

I decided to use a pale pink paint for my hanging starfish, I wanted a pretty subtle effect!

If you’re impatient just like me you can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process!

This is my favourite part, time to peel off the masking tape!

Ta dah! I used cream lace to hang my starfish, you can use what ever you like.

Oliver taking a nap on Alfie’s pink cushion!

Striped Starfish Fridge Magnet

For my fridge magnet I wanted to use a coastal colour, I used Farrow & Ball paint, Arsenic

These starfish look great in bowls or loose as a bathroom decoration as shown below

As an alternative to hanging your starfish you can make it magnetic so you can stick it to your fridge.

I had to use two magnets as my starfish was not flat. If you don’t have two magnets you can use anything from a piece of wood to some cork to fill the gap and then stick your magnet on to that.

I have a glue gun because I do lots of craft, if you don’t have one you can use craft glue

I held the magnet down for about a minute making sure it was firmly in place.

My starfish is now brightening up the dull dishwasher! Have fun making yours and send me a picture when you’re done!

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10 thoughts on “Striped Starfish Tutorial – Hanging Starfish and Fridge Magnet

  1. Love the starfish, the colour of that paint is beautiful! I remember using Farrow and Ball paints on a very posh decorating job I did once, they were lovely. Your cats are gorgeous too, so cuddly looking!

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