I love Target's decor section and really like the sunburst decor. It is made or metal rods being welded together. I was thinking - I can make this myself with the bamboo skewers leftover from the tailgate party!
Step 1: No Way I Am Paying That
I am a cheapskate so I am not going to shell out $10+ for a decoration. it is actually Pretty easy to make. However, the final product is pretty flimsy so it is a decoration only, not a toy.
Step 2: Things You Need
10 Bamboo Skewers
Garden shears or similar tool that can cut the skewers
Spray Paint (optional)
about 1-2 hours of your time
Step 3: Cute the Sticks
First cut off the pointy ends of 10 skewers, then cut them in half or whatever length you desire. I cut it in half so to save some time.
Step 4: Sand the Skewers
You will notice some skewers peel really badly, discard them.
Sand the rough ends until smooth
Step 5: Stick Together
Now just use your imagination and some super glue to stick them one at a time.
I use the gel type of glue so it will stick better. Keep gluing until you achieve the desired look.
If you are going for a beach theme then you can leave it as is. If you want a different color then spray paint it like I did. Now put it on your desk and admire it. You just saved $13 bucks!
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