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Metallic Bow

Photography: Ryan Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2014/January 2015

Introduction

Sources

Aluminum flashing, by Amerimax, 6" by 50', $18; 322 multipurpose HVAC foil tape, $8 a roll; and edge-glued wooden round, 1" by 17 3/4", $5, homedepot.com
Wooden cube, 2", $1.25, craftparts.com

materials

  • Aluminum flashing, 6 inches wide

  • Silver foil tape

  • Wooden disk, 18-inch diameter

  • Drill

  • Wood screws, 3/4 inch and 1 1/2 inches

  • Wooden cube, 2 inches

steps

  1. With scissors, cut five 32-inch and five 28-inch pieces of flashing. Roll each piece so edge of short horizontal side aligns with vertical edge at opposite end; line up 2 corners. Snip off excess at an angle where the 2 ends overlap, as shown. Roll flashing into a cone shape and secure seam with tape.

  2. Position larger loops on wooden disk, spacing them evenly, with inner points facing center of disk. (Exposed wood at center of disk should resemble a star shape.) Predrill a hole into inner point of each loop, then drill a 3/4-inch screw into each hole.

  3. Place smaller loops in center of disk, as shown. Drill a pilot hole at inner point of each loop, then drill a 3/4-inch screw into each hole. With scissors, cut a 22-inch-long piece of flashing. Roll into a loop and secure with tape. Center loop on cube; drill a screw through bottom of loop into cube. Predrill a hole through center of disk. Place cube on top and drill a 1 1/2-inch screw through back of disk into cube.

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