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Metal Bracket Star

Join four shelf brackets into a sleek holiday star reminiscent of a vintage car logo. It's easy -- and costs less than $7 per star (plus paint).

Metal bracket star

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Screwdriver
  • Drill with a 1/4-in bit
  • Small nail


  • 4 - 8-in shelf brackets (for small star), #49149
  • 4 - 10-in shelf brackets (for large star), #49150
  • 4 - 3/16-in aluminum threaded post screws per star, #137868
  • Valspar Signature Metallic Silver spray paint

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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Step 1

Attach shelf brackets with post screws and screwdriver

Enlarge the holes in the shelf brackets with a 1/4-inch drill bit. Then, using post screws and a screwdriver, attach the four brackets to one another with the short and long sides together.

Step 2

Apply silver spray paint to the star and hang using a small nail.