How to make: Hanging Starfish

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Who’s ready for a quick project? My girl Angie at The Country Chic Cottage, along with Carolina at Moore Craft Time are hosting 2 weeks of 15 minute crafts, and of course I had to do one for her! When I first told her my idea, I thought it might be too simple… but she loved it and so I’m going to share one of my best shop sellers ever – Hanging Starfish. I don’t make these any longer – but still get requests for them – so I hope this tutorial will help!

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Don’t worry – it’s really not a 15 minute project – it’s more like a 15 second project – seriously! You’ll need starfish – any size, any shape, pick your poison. I’ve scoured the internets and the best price and customer service I’ve found is at QualityShells.com.
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You’ll also need some of these little triangle hangers. I got them at Hobby Lobby, about $2 for a pack of 16. Notice that they have a curved bit and a flat side – remember that, m’kay? Oh! and a hot glue gun – don’t forget your trusty hot glue gun!
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Are you ready? It’s really as easy as 1,2,3. First decide which direction you want to hang the starfish – spin it around until you find the “up” side, then flip it over like a pancake.
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Second: you’re ready for the glue. If your starfish has thicker legs, you can put it on a leg. For the smaller starfish, put your glue in the middle. Dry fit the hanger to make sure that it will be hidden behind the starfish to decide where to put your glue dot.

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Third, put the hole in the hanger over the hot glue with the flat side facing down…
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…and use your finger to smush the hanger down and ooze a little of the hot glue through the hole.
Now walk away.
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Well don’t walk too far, because in about 10 seconds it’ll be dry.
Seriously quick stuff!
Hanging-Starfish-on-WallNow hang’em up and enjoy your hanging starfish.
About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for hosting. : ) I love the starfish craft…such a great idea.

  2. Very cool! Thanks for hosting my friend!
    ~Liz

  3. Well how sweet is that?! Thanks for the tip and for hosting such a great party!

  4. Thanks for hosting! I am excited to see all the great link-ups!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting!! I always enjoy your parties!! XO, Aimee

  6. Well, who knew it was that simple to hang a starfish?!? You did, ha ha. Thanks so much for hosting!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting this great party every week.

  8. Thanks for hosting!

  9. Hi Gina! Thanks for hosting such a great party. Love the starfish decor.

  10. I’ll be searching the Jersey shore for some starfish!
    Kelly

  11. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Thanks for hosting Gina! Always a great party!

    Kelly, herringbone lane

  13. Love the starfish hanging craft!! I have actually been wanting to put some up on the wall at our house on the coast and your post was exactly what I needed!! Thanks for the link to the website with great pricing and customer service as well!! Much appreciated.

  14. Hi gina
    I am linking from my iPad and it won’t let me edit my post to create a link. Sorry I do so appreciate your part each week.
    Carolyn

  15. Thank you for hosting your link party every week Gina. I love your site just have to transfer you onto my laptop. I’m glad you are on my blog as one of my favourites. Love your starfish, boy your creative I want to be like that when I grow up ha ha ha. Pity i’m 37 already.

  16. thanks for hosting! Little Bit

  17. Thanks for hosting! Beautiful projects! Also love the starfish tutorial!

    Barbara @ chase-thestar

  18. I just linked up – it has been a while for me – thanks for hosting and I have several starfish that will get hangers – cute idea.

    Rhonda

  19. Love the starfish!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  20. Thanks for hosting such a great party Gina!!

  21. once again my friend — thank you so much for hosting this AMAZING party!!!! : ) hugs…

  22. I’m loving the starfish, thanks for hosting!

  23. Hello!!! I made a Simple, Organic Lip Balm recipe that you can adjust with essential oils for your personal tastes. It only costs around $.25 a tube and it is awesome! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!
    Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

  24. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing (and hosting)! xo

  25. Thanks so much for hosting every week!

  26. Great Idea! Thanks xoxox

  27. Thanks for hosting!!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

  28. Huge party. Thanks for hosting. A ton of posts to read.

  29. I think this is the hippest place to be in blogtown! Thank you for hosting another great party.

    This is a great idea to hot glue hangers to hard to hang items. I’m walking around my house looking at all kinds of things with a new eye for hanging them this way. Thanks!

  30. Love what you did with the Starfish. What a clever idea on how to hang them. Love it! Thanks for hosting again.

  31. Thank you so much for hosting this link party! It really helps new bloggers (like me) get our stuff out there.

  32. Thank you for hosting and really hope you’ll stop by My Dream Canvas.

  33. Love the starfish idea, they’d look great in my bathroom. I linked up my new shabby chic office, which I am totally in love with 🙂 Thanks for hostessing. Hugs ~ Mary

  34. Thanks for the party Gina! It has grown by leaps and bounds!!! woohoo! t.xoxo

  35. Thanks for hosting. I’ve linked up a nice and easy jeans to shorts refashion this week 🙂

    – Adele @ Mammy Made

  36. So darned cute! What fonts did you use for the “how to make hanging starfish”?

  37. cute idea! Sharing on Coastal Decorating Tips board –

  38. I’ve also read you can hot glue a thumb tack on the back. Not sure it would handle heavier starfish like knobbies. The hanger approach does seem more secure.

    http://www.madebymonicaj.com

  39. is there a name for the hooks, I could not find them?
    Thanks

  40. Worked perfectly! Thank you!

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