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Metal Starburst Wall Art

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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.

Patio with Metal Starbursts

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Jigsaw
  • Metal-cutting blade
  • Measuring tape
  • Metal file

Materials

  • ¾" round-head machine bolt
  • #6 split lock washers
  • Spray paint (Light Rail, #ar1805; Catwalk, #ar2005; Swizzle Stick #ar2006)

Large Starburst:

  • 1-3/8 x 6' 14-gauge plated slotted flat #69813
  • (2) 1-3/8 x 5' 14-gauge plated slotted flat #216172

Small Starburst:

  • (2) 1-3/8 x 5' 14-gauge plated slotted flat #216172

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Instructions

Step 1

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.

Step 2

detail of large metal starburst

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.

Step 3

detail of small metal starburst

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.