Independence Day is almost here, and I’ve been fretting on making a decoration. Originally I was going to make a cute wreath with pinwheels, ribbons and glittery stars… but eachI pulled the project out I just couldn’t get into it. My house is a mid-century modern house, and as much as I love all the cute stuff I see in other blogs, magazines and on Pinterest, it doesn’t go with the feel of my house. So as of yesterday afternoon, I had officially given up on the 4th of July in regards to decorating.
So when I checked my email last night, I randomly opened an email from Old Navy..
Sand the wooden discs so that they are smooth, especially around the edges. Use the scissors (I used garden shears) to cut the skewers so they are a variety of lengths. Then start gluing the skewers to the back of the disc like so..
Try to make yours cleaner than mine. Hot glue is messy, no? When the glue is dry and everything is in place take the starburst and a variety of circle sizes outside for some spray painting. On the starburst I did two coats of nickel color on the front and one on the backside.
Once the paint is dry, stick the painted circles on the ends of the skewers. I used the blue tak so that I could reposition the circles once the starburst was up on the wall.