The ideal star for the tree would be big, bright red and add something extra to the tree. We both love the old circus style signs so the idea of the Retro Circus Christmas Star was born!
An 11-inch cheesecake tin
3mm mdf sheet
6 x brass bulb holders
6 x 25 watt pygmy bulbs
A can of red spray paint
1 metre length of hollow chrome tubing
2 x brass pipe clips (to fir the tubing)
Some spare electrical flex and a plug
Step 1: The Design
Step 2: Fit The Lights
The mounting rings from the bulb holders were unscrewed, placed on the base and marked around the inside - this was 6cm in from the points for me. To cut out the circles, drill as many holes as you can inside each of the circles and finish them off with a file.
Then test fit everything together!