DIY: Sparkly Starfish Ornament

Do you love all things nautical? If so, you are sure to love this sparkly starfish ornament. In just a few steps and for just a few dollars, you can create a starfish ornament perfect for your holiday tree. Take a peek below at how you can get started crafting your own. This is a frugal holiday craft that will be loved by both children and adults alike!

Sparkly Starfish Ornament

Sparkly Starfish Ornament

Supplies needed:

Crafting starfish (we found a bag for $3 at our local craft store)

White craft glue

Assorted crafting glitter

Choice of ribbon for hanging


Glue Gun

Starfish Ornament Supplies


#1. Begin by prepping your starfish for the glitter. Apply a thin coat of glue to the top of the starfish. You can do this with your finger or a sponge, just by dabbing it on. Make sure your glue is smooth and even.


#2. Next, add a sprinkling of glitter. You can use your choice of color. We used basic silver and just sprinkled it right on. You may wish to set the starfish on paper first to catch any extra sparkles.

#3. Shake the starfish to get rid of extra glitter. Apply another sprinkling if you wish. Set aside and allow the starfish to dry.

Glitter Image

#4. Finish the ornament by attaching the ribbon for hanging. We used a thin ribbon that we cut to size, folded over, and secured to the back of the starfish with hot glue. Hot glue is the perfect way to keep the ribbon intact.

Your sparkly starfish ornament is now ready to be displayed. Simply hang it and enjoy!

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