license plate star ..

August 29th, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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license plate star on trap door wall hanging ..

license plate star on trap door wall hanging ..

first i dissected a star pattern into points that were large enough to place on a license plate. i traced the pattern on the back of the license plate with a magic marker and then using a pair of tin snips, i cut out each point. i then placed the cut out section on the corner of a table and bent each section to create a 3d effect. i then took an old wood trap door i had, that came from the attic of an old house. i found the center of the board and nailed and glued a riser in the center using a 2" square piece of 2X4. i used this to help create the 3d effect also. i then placed each section of the star onto the board and secured it to the riser and nailed each point down. once all the points were in place, i secured them all together with a cast iron star nail at the center. i then screwed eye hooks in each corner for hanging. i ended up selling this as i unloaded it and wish i had done more.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Troy Rash
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Comments (18)

AuntT writes: nice job Posted: 7:52 pm on March 22nd
capawajunker writes: Great idea for any type of metal! What about using old tin roofing, if you can find it? Thanks for the ideas. Posted: 3:40 pm on December 18th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Oh my junkin' word... this has such a fabulous feel! I'd love to try my hand at one of these! My kinda barn star for certain.
Posted: 3:54 pm on July 24th
curlyrachel writes: that's awesome. my dad works with license plates. i may have to get him to make me one!! Posted: 10:27 pm on March 17th
redbugs13 writes: Great project!!!! I love it! I am big into stars right now..... And I have a small collection of license plates.... hmmmmmmm...... Posted: 4:36 pm on December 15th
junknewbie writes: Good job. Love it. I saw a guitar shape cut out of wood and covered with pieces of licenses plates. Barb wire for the guitar strings. Pretty cool. What a way to recycle. Posted: 12:49 am on October 5th
DesignTurnpike writes: Very nice work. I also do license plate art and appreciate your take on it! Posted: 9:22 am on September 24th
milkmaid1979 writes: I love this!! Love it...nice work! I might have to steal this idea for myself, thanks for sharing your how-to's. Posted: 7:22 pm on September 14th
bluejean writes: Very creative way to use licence plates. I love the color combination also. Great job! Posted: 3:46 pm on September 1st
shabbychick writes: This isawesome! Love the star, and like everybody else - I'm not surprised it sold right away.

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:23 am on September 1st
roadtriplouise writes: Love this star! Great project make some more.
Posted: 11:35 pm on August 31st
fionaandtwig writes: I love it! Woulda loved to have hung it on one of our walls. Gonna make any more?
~Anne Posted: 9:04 pm on August 31st
RustyDiva writes: These would sell big in Texas! Posted: 9:58 am on August 31st
chippingcharm writes: Fantastic...and thanks for the "How To"...Laurel Posted: 8:57 pm on August 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: As soon as I opened your post, I thought these would be killer sellers! It didn't surprise me yours sold as it came off the truck. Great job! And thanks for sharing how you completed it.
Candy Posted: 9:06 am on August 30th
byabpryor writes: I second that MB.... 5 stars! Absolutely! Posted: 7:46 am on August 30th
DownHomeDIY writes: I give this project 5 stars!
Posted: 7:31 am on August 30th
oldnews writes: It's wonderful, I can see why is sold immediately! I really love it! Marie Posted: 11:57 pm on August 29th
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