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Dress up a plain patio by adding a piece of wall art. This DIY metal starburst brings color and style to any patio.
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Using a hacksaw or jigsaw with a metal-cutting blade, cut two 5' pieces of strapping into four pieces, approximately 2-1/2' each. (The pieces won't be exact because you need to cut between the holes.) Next, cut the 6' strapping piece into three 2' pieces. File edges smooth as necessary. For easier and safer cutting, clamp each piece of strapping to a stable work surface.
For a Small Starburst: Cut two 5' pieces of strapping into four pieces, approximately 1' each.
Chose three colors of spray paint for the fronts of the strapping. Spray the 2-1/2' pieces one color, two of the 2' pieces the second color, and the last 2' piece the third color. Let dry.
For a Small Starburst: Spray four pieces one color, two pieces the second color, and the last piece the third color.
Stack the pieces of strapping with the longest pieces on the bottom. Thread the bolt through the middle hole of the strapping pieces, and attach the nut. Arrange the strapping pieces into a starburst and tighten the nut.