DIY Faux Coral Tutorial

DIY Faux Coral Decorating
I am in LOVE with the look of coral. The problem is, buying the real stuff is super expensive and supports the destruction of coral reefs = bad. Buying imitation coral can also be challenging to find. I happened to stumble upon this traditional coral colored piece at Target. It’s by Threshold and I bought it half off for $20. But, my mind has been set on trying to make it myself. Using the Target version as a model, I set off!

DIY Faux Coral Tutorial

I created a wire base out of thick craft wire. I then mixed up some salt dough: 1 cup of flour, 1 cup salt and I dumped the water in slowly until I reached a clay-like consistency. I covered my wire frame and poked holes all over. Then, I baked it at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour. I allowed it to cool then applied a coat of spray paint. Not bad looking if I do say so myself! And the best part is… it was free!

DIY Faux CoralFaux Coral Tutorial

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Comments

  1. 2

    This turned out great and I am so impressed you made it!!
    So glad you are a part of this group!
    ~Ariean

  2. 3

    I can’t believe you MADE that! I don’t know what I was thinking when I saw the title but it didn’t actually click! LOL. Looks amazing.

  3. 4

    Holy Cow! I’ve been wanting a piece of coral and thanks to you I can make my own! Heck~ I might even let my boys help make some. ;)
    ~ Ashley

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