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Topic: Nice Metal Stars UPDATED 05/06 added vintage looking stars (complete w/ photos)  (Read 3734 times)
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« on: April 29, 2007 04:28:14 PM »

I made these stars out of flashing, found at the local hardware store. They are cut out, then I made the lines tht you see on them and bent on the lines to make them 3D looking.

Vintage Looking:

^ Yes that is the lovely Shirley Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007 03:46:17 AM »

I love this - what is flashing used for? I wonder if it comes in silver. I can't wait to try this - thanks for the idea and inspiration!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007 04:05:42 AM »

Actually I should mentioned this.

Flashing is "Window Flashing provides an inexpensive and easy to install method of stopping water penetration behind siding" from: http://www.tamlyn.com

When you go to the hardware store, it actually comes with silver, then different colors,that which is the color that shows around you windows ( white, brown). It cost me about $5.00 for 2 feet.

I noticed that some people make really big ones (well buy I imagine) and put them on their wall, it would be so much cheaper to make them, and then look amazing about a fire place all year round.

What I did was spray it with gold paint then put a clear coat on top of that.

I suggest if anyone makes these, buy the smallest metal snips you can get. Its worth it, then just use a utility knife to do the slits, and dont push hard, or else it will make you have a star in many peices lol Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007 02:47:59 PM »

This is such a cute idea. My dad is a homebuilder, and I'm always looking for more decorating ideas that involve building supplies. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007 07:37:54 PM »

Those are really cute looking! I may give it a try if I can find some flashing!

« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007 12:09:34 PM »

These are awesome! I need to make some NOW!  lol

How big are the finished stars? 

Also you mentioned making slits, I didn't notice them on the finished stars, where are they? 

How do you bend them?  I'm guessing on a straight edge, but I can't picture it in my head, since some of them are pretty short and they all meet in the middle.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007 07:01:47 AM »

I think these are great, especially with the pics on them. Were you able to use a regular hole punch, or just a nail and hammer?

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007 07:12:35 AM »

those stars are adorable! they make lovely ornaments.

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