Make a template by cutting two 20-by-20-by-20-inch triangles out of paper—any paper will do. Turn one triangle upside down, tape it on top of the other one to create a six-pointed star, and outline the star on poster board. Or simply download and print out the template here. You can also have a copy shop enlarge or shrink it to three different sizes so that you can see which one looks best on your floor. Use your final choice to make a poster-board template.
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    Tools List

    • scissors
    • pencil
    • string
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
      Metal ruler
    • black marker
      Fine-point permanent black marker
    • paintroller
      Roller and brush for cutting in (base coat)
    • paintbrushes
      Small artist's brush, half-inch brush, and regular paint brush (stars)
    • paintbrush
      Brush and applicator (polyurethane)
    • cleaning rag

    Shopping List

    Paper and pasteboard

    Small jars with lids

    1 gallon flat latex (base coat)

    4 to 5 pints latex in other colors, any finish

    1 gallon high-gloss polyurethane

    1 gallon semigloss polyurethane