Decorating the Front of the House/Outdoor Lighting
The front of the house sets the tone. Is your holiday entry festive? Here are a few ideas to make a great first impression! Also includes step-by-step instructions.
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one roll of 10"-wide roof tin flashing (comes in 25' lengths)
brown craft paper
scrap piece of lumber
1. Draw a pattern onto craft paper in the shape of a bird and a wing.
2. Open the roll of flashing carefully and cut a length to the sizes needed. Trace around the templates with a marker. Cut out the shapes with tin snips while wearing gloves as the tin can be sharp.
3. Clamp one of the tin shapes to the scrap lumber. Punch a design with the punch (to make holes) or the chisel (to make lines). Flip the shape over at various times—more texture will develop and the tin will remain flat.
4. Attach the wing to the body with one or two grommets. Punch a hole at the top of the bird and use monofilament to hang the ornament to a tree.