October 8, 2013
Common Christmas decorations usually consist of lit decorated trees and little things around the house for the holidays. It is not every day when you see a Christmas theme village in a house. A village can range from any size and have any theme. My favorite is a Christmas village, which I’ve been working on for a number of years. The size of a village can range from tiny to huge; my village is very big so it takes me all day. Villages are not hard to make and really anyone could do it with a few pieces and easy steps.
When starting a village, a table or something of that sort is most definitely needed. If the size of the village is large, plywood can be used to make a platform that a table cannot size up to. If choosing to use plywood it will require stands to go under to hold it up. A drill may be used to put holes in the wood for the cords of houses to go through. You will need extension cords a well outleted area to plug all the houses into. Also you will need houses, shops, stations and other typical things that you would find in a “village”. Along with the houses come people, animals and trees that could be set up around the houses. The people or the population can range from kids, parents, grandparents, carolers and workers. Depending on your preference sandpaper can be used to make roads. Next the snow is needed; three different types that could be used would be flat snow, fluffy snow and flaky snow. Usually laying down a sheet in the front is a good idea so the cords and boxes are not seen underneath the table.
Making a village could be an all-day process. If you do not already have table or plywood together that is the first step. If the piece of wood is not big enough you will need to nail them together or get a bigger table, then put the stands under the wood so that it’s elevated and stays up. Personally I think stapling a sheet to the front is a good idea so the underneath...