Friday, July 1, 2016

Beaded Ribbon Starfish - DIY

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

Happy Crafting!



  1. Can't believe how you created this so easily, looks fab :D #BlogHandmade #CraftGossip

  2. This is so cute! Such a unique craft :) Thanks for sharing, Gail!

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  3. Super, super cute Gail! And oh so pretty too! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

  4. How fun and clever! My kids would love doing this as a summer activity!

  5. Gail, This is really pretty and such a fun idea. Perfect for people who don't live close to the ocean! Love it! Pinned to share. Thanks for stopping by and linking up with us for Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a wonderful 4th!

  6. Gail, your starfish is just beautiful! You are right, it shouts summer! What a great and creative idea to make it from ribbon!

  7. Wonderful summer look with the very creative starfish. Love the pretty beads as a bonus. You make it seem so easy.


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