I posted earlier on how to make a horseshoe Christmas tree. I finally made a star to top it.
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Step 1: Get Your Nails
You need eight nails for this step.
Step 2: Heat Em' Up!
A propane torch works great for the nails heats them up and makes them easy to bend.
Step 3: Bend Em'!
Take some needle nose pliers and twist them to your liking.
Step 4: Add a Backing to It
I used a small washer for this step. I heated it up and hammered it. Then polished it. I picture a quarter for effect.
I traced the quarter to get the circle and used a bench grinder to remove the excess metal from the sides to make it circular.
Step 5: Epoxy Time!
I epoxied mine together. You can use jewelers solder but I don't have any.
Step 6: Finish It Up!
After painting drill a 3/32 hole into the horseshoe and epoxy it into place. And now you have a star topper for your horseshoe Christmas tree.
I ended up clear coating the whole thing with polyurethane rattle can spray to reduce rusting.
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