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If we had to pick a favorite kind of DIY, it would of course be the ones that involve minimal difficulty but provide maximum wow factor. Luckily, Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate (with photographer Emily Chidester) is sharing the tips behind one of these exact kinds of DIY projects — a DIY starburst centerpiece. Let’s take a look!

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece


For this project, you will need:
-toothpicks
-styrofoam balls minimum 1.5-2 inch diameter
-spray paint (we used gold)
-wood craft blocks
-1/4 inch wood dowels
-clipper
-taper candles
-5/8inch boring bit

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

Instructions:
1. Stick toothpicks into styrofoam ball, staggering spacing.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

2. Fill styrofoam ball with toothpicks all the way around, leaving a small nickel sized area empty.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

3. Spray paint toothpick ball from multiple angles, spray paint dowels.

4. Poke dowel into styrofoam ball.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

5. Use 1/4 inch drill bit into center of gold painted wood craft block.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

6. Use clipper to trim dowel to preferred height.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

7. Fit dowel into drilled hole of craft block.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

8. To make a taper candle holder, use boring bit to drill hole into center of wood block.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

9. Snugly guide candle into bored hole. If candle is loose, you can use a dab of hot glue in hole, and hold straight until wax and glue cools.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

Use napkin ring DIY to create place setting details!

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-starburst-centerpiece


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