Here's an easy poor girl's Kelly Wearstler project I did for Dollar Store Crafts.
My bloggie friend Danika at Gorgeous Shiny Things beat me to this particular DIY. I have built on her creative foundation with a large glob of off-brand playdough.
Start with barbeque skewers and a package of mini craft dough tubs from The Dollar Tree.
Open two tubs and squish the combined dough into one ball. Stick it into one tub. If you want a hole in the back to hang your starburst on the wall, do this before you squish in your dough ball.
Stick the skewers in pointed side down, starting from the center of the dough ball and working out. I did about 50 skewers per starburst.
Allow the playdough to harden. It will crack. Don't worry.
Paint with gold spray paint. (I understand how people get addicted to this stuff. The gold paint, that is.)
Let the paint dry and display your starburst somewhere where no on will ever accidentally sit on it.