I realized that my Malibu dollhouse door needed a mail slot. (It also needs a door knob, but that's my next project).
I didn't like any of the available ones on eBay because they were not modern enough or had some design, and I just wanted something plain and modern. I was stumped for awhile.
I bought an aluminum sheet (available on Amazon -KS Precision Metals Stock #5255) and then I bought some serious metal cutter tool (Stanley Aviation Snips!).
I made a paper one to check sizing.
Then I just cut the two pieces of aluminum (one a little bit smaller than the other one).
I took my awl (I'd already bought that to make the floors) and made dents to look like screws. I tried sanding the pieces a little.
Here's a picture of the tools:
And then I used E6000 to glue the small piece on top of the larger one and to glue it onto the door
I showed it to my husband. He paid the ultimate compliment - he tried to open the mail slot! Granted, it was late at night.
(It doesn't open.)
Have a great weekend!