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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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  • Fun! I could use some Home Depot supplies this summer…

  • i’m in the process of moving and that would be a great giveaway to win!

  • Great DIY. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Love the urchins! We’re at Home Depot at least once a week so I’d love to win.

  • 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 🙂

  • Cute DIY Erin! I’m a Bounty girl for sure, and I’m in for an entry for this great giveaway too!

  • What an awesome idea!

  • 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!

  • This is a great project, thanks for sharing and thanks for the give away opp! 🙂

  • I also shared this on my facebook page…
    Thanks again for the opp!

  • Shared on Pinterest as well!!! Love this idea!

  • We are renovating a house right now so Home Depot is our hangout. The gold spray paint really transformed those everyday items.

  • Could really use the gift card for quick, easy updates to my home!

  • I could find many ways to use this for our house.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • Had this idea for a few wall hangings last summer. Haven’t executed yet…It’s on the list!


    Shared on facebook!

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • The gold urchin is so pretty.

  • Shared on Pinterest–

  • Definitely could use a stock up at Home Depot!

  • Great idea! And so many color potentials as well!

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

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • Looks great! Shared on Pinterest, we could all use the project funds. Thanks

  • Awesome DIY- looks better than others I see to buy- and giveaway! I just Tweeted

  • We are in full DIY mode at our house, and getting some materials at Home Depot would help us out a lot!

  • Crossing fingers!

  • Love the Home Depot! I’ve been itching to repaint.

  • What an awesome giveaway! My mom is re-doing her house and I’d love to be able to help her out!

  • DIY heaven for some upcoming clients!

  • I would do soooooooooo much with the gift card it would make my day!

  • Building a new home and would love the Home Depot card for some DIY projects!

  • Yes, please!

  • 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!!

  • Shared on Pinterest as well!!
    Thanks so much!!

  • Would love the $250 to put towards some new appliances! 🙂

  • I just recently it engaged and could really use this money to do some DIY for our wedding!

  • It’s amazing all the things you can do with some gold spray paint! Great DIY!

  • I Tweeted it!

  • I shared on pinterest!

  • I could totally get creative with $250 big ones to home depot!

  • 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.

  • ooh home depot! shopping there makes me feel like a grown up.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Thank you so much for the chance! What a glam urchin you have yourself! Xo

  • I use home depot for all my crafting needs. Love the urchin (and your rhino!)

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

  • Love the sea urchin/photo holder. I could make these at school with the kids!

  • Ooo awesome! I hope I win!!

    That urchin is fantastic…I love the color!

  • Thanks for the contest! Our new home could use some Home Depot help!!

  • Love how it adds such a fun pop of color to your house!

  • Keep urchin up!

  • 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!

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

  • I’ve never cared for sea urchins, but DIY thing-holder urchins are pretty cute.

  • What a cool idea! I love the idea of using it to hold a picture.

  • Also, I pinned the giveaway and urchin to my Pinterest page:

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

  • Love the urchin on your bookshelf! Great giveaway – Thank you!

  • Oh-oh, pick me! Totally need to re-paint my digs.

  • I love a good diy – its always so satisfying. Great giveaway!

  • 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 🙂

  • That gift card would be sooo useful in DIY-ing up my tv room!

  • $250?! I could for sure spend that on some useful stuff!

  • so cute! I can make a thousands with 250 bucks 🙂

  • great project idea and everyone always needs more of the depot 🙂

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

  • Cute craft!

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

  • This project is actually DOable! and looks so classy.

  • 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.

  • Your urchin has a mid century vibe that I love!

  • Dang! I could definitely put $250 to good use at Home Depot!

  • I love how original your DIYs are! So creative!!
    Great giveaway too, a Home Depot gift card would be of awesome use at our house right now with a baby girl on the way! 🙂

  • This is so great as a photo holder! Love the gold too 🙂

  • what a fun idea! spraypaint rocks.

  • Awesome idea. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Love the urchin DIY idea & who doesn’t need $250 for Home Depot!

  • That’s so awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway
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  • Love this craft idea!

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

  • 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!

  • What a great project ~ you’re one clever gal!
    I could use that $250…my oven broke this week!

  • A nautical DIY perfect for my land-locked beach house!!!

  • ahh a $250 gift card would be AMAZING for all the wedding DIY projects we have going right now. fingers crossed!

  • I love that urchin!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  • Home Depot extravaganza, I would totally give it to my mom, so she can paint her new apartment!

  • Shared and shared. I need to go and buy some gold spray paint!! This is too cute!

  • Love this! Such an easy and cheap repro of those expensive ones. And anytime clean up is easy is awesome.

  • Unusual craft idea

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • What a fab giveaway — I have a potential move in my near future and I already have ideas swirling around about ways I’ll make my new abode look fab with Home Depot-spurned décor and DIYs!

  • 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! 🙂

  • Oh, how I’d LOVE to win some Home Depot money! Thank you!

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

  • This is such a simple & cute DIY! Love it. And love Home Depot! Definitely crossing my fingers on this one… 😉

  • What an awesome idea so easy and fun. A touch of the ocean, just in time for summer.

  • love the idea just adorable

  • 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.!!

  • Awesome giveaway! I’d love to be entered. I love the project. Good luck everyone.

  • 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!!

  • Erin, such a great idea and you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Awesome!

  • This is so cute! I may have to make one myself! I love DIY’ing! It’s so much!

  • 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!!!!

  • I am always looking for new ways to display even more pics around the house this is cute 🙂

  • Shared on Pinterest! Love this DIY and giveaway!

  • Hi there, I’d do wonders and lots of DIY projects with $250 to Home depot. Thanks

  • Love this DIY! And a giftcard to Home Depot would be fab! Thanks for the chance.

  • Just tweeted the giveaway!

  • I absolutely love this idea!

  • Great idea Erin,as always!!

  • Love this DIY! Moving soon and could use the gc

  • love anything in gold 🙂 would definitely put a HD gift card towards more craft/DIY supplies!

  • We are renovating a Victorian home, a $250 GC would be sublime!

  • what a cute diy and a fab giveaway! xoxojess

  • great giveaway!

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

  • Sign me up- awesome!!

  • I’d love to win this awesome gift card for our new house!

  • Love this giveaway!!!

  • great giveaway! sign me up =)

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

  • We’re redoing our master closet right now so HD gc would be awesome!

  • I posted on Pinterest too!

  • We bought a house a few months ago and are constantly at the hardware store. This little giveaway would be amazing to win!

  • Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Oh this urchin of yours, clever and unique as always!

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

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

  • what a great giveaway! I just moved to a new place and this giftcard would be amazing!

  • 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!

  • Posted on Facebook! I would love to win this, just bought a fixer upper!

  • 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!

  • Posted this fab giveaway on Facebook:

  • What a great giveaway! I have a lot of work to do it’ll great to have $250 Home Depot gift card in my pocket.

  • Posted on Twitter!

  • Love Love Love the DIY ocean urchin and a great Home Depot giveway to boot! Thank you!

  • What an awesome giveaway! I could think of 10000 things to spend it on!

  • Please pick me! I want to get my sweet grandmother a new patio set!

  • I love the urchin! Definitely going to have to give this a try.

  • Home Depot giveaway. Awesome, my favorite “crafts” store!

  • I just moved and could think of a lot of things I could do with $250 from big orange!!! 🙂

  • We love shopping at Home Depot!


  • Love the glitter

  • My house was built in 1919 and a Home Depot gift card is just what the doctor ordered 🙂

  • Nice project and giveaway! I also really liked “State of Wonder”!

  • Love that little urchin!

  • Thanks for sharing! We could really use that gift card to help fill up our new house!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Great ideas! Can’t wait to use that gift card!,,,

  • I adore this idea!! The Home Depot gift card would be fabulous :):)

  • The photo holder idea is definitely cute! I might do silver glitter to better fit the decor at my home.

  • 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”.

  • 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!