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).


Step 1: Enlarge the holes in the shelf brackets with a 1/4-inch [.635 cm] drill bit. Then, using post screws and a screwdriver, attach the four brackets to one another with the short and long sides together.

Attach shelf brackets with post screws and screwdriver

Step 2: Apply silver spray paint to the star and hang using a small nail.


Skill Level: Beginner

Estimated Cost: $7 + paint

Time Estimate: A few hours


  • Screwdriver
  • Drill with a 1/4-in [.635 cm] bit
  • Small nail


  • 4 – 8-in [20.32 cm] shelf brackets (for small star), #49149
  • 4 – 10-in [25.40 cm] shelf brackets (for large star), #49150
  • 4 – 3/16-in [.48 cm] 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 colours may vary slightly from those shown.

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