Oceanic Urchin DIY

DIY gold urchin

I posted last week about the uptrending ‘oceanic’ pieces that have been catching my eye lately , so I knew I wanted to do some sort of DIY surrounding the theme.  Not only is the gold urchin super on trend, but it’s crazy easy and clean up is so simple.

gold urchin

gold urchin workflow copy

ONE cut a 3″ foam sphere in half TWO snip wooden skewers into lengths ranging from 2″ to 4″ and everywhere in between. THREE stick your skewers into the domed portion of your foam.  Make sure that each skewer appears to be originating at the same central point.  FOUR spray your urchin outdoors on a few sheets of Bounty paper towels.

gold urchin DIY

Do you want to hear the best part of this post (not that the urchin isn’t awesome)? To help you get your DIY on, we’re giving away (drumroll please) some Bounty of your own and a $250 to the Home Depot!  Crazy awesome!

faux gold urchin DIY

gold urchin clean up

The people at Proctor and Gamble (who sent me some Bounty to clean up my mess) and Home Depot want you to keep on creating, so we’ve teamed up on this amazing giveaway.  It’s easy to enter!

To enter, leave a comment below or share this giveaway on social media (the come back here to comment letting me know you did!).  Something like, “Enter this crazy awesome giveaway on @houseofearnest” would be phenomenal! There is a potential for two entries per reader.

Entries must be posted by next Tuesday, June 25st, at 11:59 p.m. EST, and one winner will be chosen at random*. This giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified,

*Limited to readers in the U.S. only. Entries for this giveaway are made on the House of Earnest comment page and by sharing this giveaway via social media. Winner will be contacted by email once entries close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after. Total retail value is $255. This post has been sponsored by Proctor & Gamble and the Home Depot.  All opinions and creations are my own.


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  1. Michelle says

    This is an adorable idea – we have a corner in just about every room that’s an homage to the beach, so this looks like something I will definitely need to try! Thanks! (and totally sharing on Facebook :)

  2. Amber Sanders says

    I love the oceanic pieces. Buying those in store can be super expensive too. Very cute and unique! Love Home Depot and Bounty, so this gift card would be great!

  3. Gail BerryTripp says

    Loving the progess you’re making on your home! Enter me in the contest, we can always use $ from Home Depot!

  4. Cathy Cousino says

    I love the coastal/beachy theme, my whole house is this theme!! And so is our campsite! Keep the vacation feel ideas coming!! Home Depot always comes in handy! Pick me,pick me!!

  5. says

    I’m making the urchin for sure…it looks so adorable. And I could buy some supplies at home depot! Good luck to everyone else also.

  6. Tess Prescott says

    What a great giveaway!!! We are new house owners and are in need of a Home Depot gift certificate, so I can start DIYing! :)

    Thanks so much!!

  7. Ashley says

    With $250, my gallery wall with get the jumpstart it needs. Can’t wait to see even more DIY’s and get my hands dirty trying some this summer.

  8. says

    A Home Depot GC would totally come in handy! I’m flat broke and just moved into my boyfriends house, which needs a MAJOR loving hand update…

  9. says

    Oh, and I wanted to ask about J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, since it’s displayed in your vignette. Did you enjoy the book? I don’t think I have EVER seen a book that has received such disparate comments on one book.

  10. Lindsey K. says

    Love the sea urchin! And since I find myself at home depot every other day, I would looovee to win :)

  11. Jessica S says

    Super cute urchin! Love the gold. Winning would be awesome – just bought a new house and have been spending tons of time at Home Depot!

  12. Thanh D says

    Crazy good! Gold urchin & Home Depot! What an awesome giveaway! Just bought a house so this would help out so much!

  13. says

    Fantastic giveaway! Home Depot could help me with our mini-redo for the bathroom that I *plan* to finish before September. ha.

  14. KristenB says

    I’ve been eyeing some things in the home decoraters catalog from home depot that I’d love to buy with this gift card! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

  15. Christine P. says

    A great giveaway that will hopefully inspire me to actually complete some of your DIY tutorials!

  16. South Paw says

    This is my first visit to your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents and loves as well as, hopefully, home depots’ wares!!!

  17. Kelly D says

    We just returned from a visit to the beach and I was thinking about little projects I could do that are ocean related. I really like your idea.

  18. Kathi V says

    Thanks for the giveaway! Bounty is my fav. paper towel and a HD gift card sure would come in handy for our kitchen remodel.

  19. Sadye Isidro says

    Posted to Facebook! I’m an art major so alot of my class mates will definitely love this easy DIY. I just moved into my first place this would be an awesome win!

  20. Lexi Wiseman says

    Oh my goodness! I love DIY, but as a college student, I don’t always have the funds to create all the things I want to. This gift card would be AMAZING! :)

  21. Katie Contests says

    Glittery spray paint? You’re a brave woman! Bounty is the way to go for that kind of cleanup!

  22. Brent Gardner says

    I’m a medical student living off loansand my first, one sn only summer off os going to be spent making a blitz of DIY stiff from tree stump end tables to repurposed barneood edispn lamp chandeliers… And this &250
    HomeDepot card wpuld be a Godsend! Also want to help Haiti and get some Comic-Cons in and I’ll be one happy camper.!!

  23. Tiff says

    I have a new housemate moving in soon and have been looking for ideas on how to decorate her room before she arrives. I love this little idea. So simple and quick. Thanks so much! Of course it would be great to win a $250 gift card also!!

  24. Jacqueline says

    Hi there!! I just stumbled across your site as I was spending the afternoon daydreaming on Pinterest :) I love your design style and creative writing!! I bookmarked you and will be stopping by often for inspiration and motivation. Cheers from Texas!!!!

  25. Brenda says

    Fun blog and I love the modern vibe of the gold sea urchin..a sputnik sea creature! What’s not to love?

  26. Tracy says

    I’m a Depot REGULAR and this would be awesome for my upcoming kitchen re-do! Just posted about the giveaway on facebook!

  27. Stephanie Roberts says

    This sounds like an awesome giveaway that I could use. I have a huge honey due list for my husband

  28. Jennifer says

    Trying to get our house ready to sell, and $250 to Home Depot would help us get some serious curb appeal!!

  29. Janet says

    My daughter just bought a handy man’s special! I will be at Home Depot a lot over the next few months and the gift card would be great!

  30. Karlie says

    OMG you kill me with your fab diy’s, love the gold sea urchin and I’m going to so copy you! Great give-a-way thanks for the chance!

  31. Tammi Miller says

    Just shared your cute card holder on Facebook. A depot gift card would help with fixing our house up so we can sell it and get moved to our new house and closer to our (and Erins grandparents) family.

  32. Derek Drake says

    This would help us so much around the house! Too many projects, not enough money! And now that my wife, Sarah (Jordan) shared this blog with me, I have even more projects!

    Looking forward to checking out more here!

    – Derek

    PS – Shared on Facebook & Twitter, for what it’s worth.

  33. Lindsey says

    Wow, please enter me in the giveaway.

    I read The Casual Vacancy and enjoyed it. Actually, I listened to it on CD from our county library. That way I can do something else while “reading”.

  34. kathryn says

    Love it! Wondering what spray paint you used though- I’ve had bad luck in finding a good gold spray paint (usually ends up being a cheap looking yellow-gold) Thanks!


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