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Make metal little houses for your wreaths

I’m so honored to be part of The Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge where, as a blogger, I’ve received compensation by The Home Depot. The opinions stated here are my own. For more updates on their products and decor ideas, you can always follow them on FacebookPinterestTwitter and Instagram.

It seems that little houses are trending this holiday season. Everywhere I go I see these little chateaus in different materials: ceramic, galvanized metal, wood and glass. They definitively add that cute factor when decorating for Christmas specially when a battery operated tealight (or LED light) is added. I’ve found myself collecting several of them through the years.

little metal houses final result

This year I’m participating in the Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge and wanted to incorporate these little houses as part of my design proposal. One of the accessories I’m adding to my assigned area for this challenge was a wreath and adding little houses seemed like the perfect match.

Easy steps:

For this task I bought two metal sheets; one 12″ x 24″ (.019″ thick) aluminium sheet in silver  and one 12″ x 24″ (.019″ thick) Union Jack aluminium sheet in silver.  After taking some measurements for the sizes I wanted for these little houses, I designed on my computer the pattern. You can print this template and adapt it to your project.

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Using a pair of Milwaukee Cutting Aviation Snips, I was able to easily cut the aluminium sheets. To bend them on the specific corners, I use a pair of Long Nose Pliers (these were 11″). For the windows I use a chisel to cutout the little squares. Always be careful when handling these aluminium sheets bare handed because after cutting them there are rough edges that can cause a cut.

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After adding battery operated tealights to these metal little houses, I placed them on the wreath. They add such a beautiful touch and are a great accent to any wreath. What do you think?

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Don’t forget to visit the Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge page tomorrow for my full reveal. I will be posting also some sneak peeks. See you then!

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