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You read that right, Friends! I made a mini Christmas village out of Duck Tape®! I was recently offered the opportunity to try out Duck Glitter® tape from the makers of the original Duck Tape®, and decided what better way to have a little fun with them than to create a sweet little Christmas village?
Here is what I was sent to work with:
And here’s how my little village turned out:
I had too much fun making these. Seriously.
Even the wreaths…Duck Tape®!
To create these, I found this awesome site that shares the free patterns for how to make these little houses. I simply printed the pattern pieces out on cardstock:
Then I added Duck Tape® in the color I wanted over the front:
This is the Duck Glitter® tape in white. I also covered the back…
So that the printed lines wouldn’t show, I used the back side of the cardstock as the front my house. Adding a coat of white tape over the printed side (the inside of the house) helped to minimize the printed lines when looking in the windows.
Then I carefully cut the pieces out and folded where instructed:
I used the glitter gold for the roof and chimney pieces:
These tiny sewing scissors were perfect for cutting out the small details. Hot glue holds everything together…
I love how the gold shimmers!
Next I wanted to deck the halls, so I decided to make mini wreaths, also out of Duck Tape®: I folded the tape over on itself , then used my rotary cutter and straight edge to cut it into three tiny strips. Then I braided the pieces. I cut them to the size I wanted my wreath to be and hot glued the ends together.
I originally used Duck Tape® for the bow as well, but decided real ribbon worked better.
So cute! This would be a great project for older kids to help with.
The gold house was my first attempt, but then I tried one in red and white:
I went looking on the site to see what else they had and also found this cutie I did in the silver and white glitter tape. It is much more simple, and I would have tried this one first had I seen it first:
The template I used for the silver one can easily become a church with a couple of changes and additions:
The Duck Tape® makes it so simple…no messing painting required!
Cardboard was recommended to make them strong, and would work great if you planned on painting them, but I liked that I could print the pattern right onto the cardstock. They are more delicate, however.
The possibilities are endless! I used both the regular style duct tape and the glitter duck tape for this project. The glitter variety is so pretty, and it comes in a ton of fun colors! Visit Duck Tape®’s Holiday Pinterest Board for more ideas on how to add a little glitz to your Holiday home this season!
I hope you enjoyed this whimsical project. I enjoyed the challenge of making something out of duct tape! What would you make with it??
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing a round up of my top 25 furniture makeovers from 2016. It’s always fun to look back!
See ya then!
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