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Making a Miniature Christmas Display

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When decorating for the holidays, have you considered making a miniature Christmas display? This guide offers one example for making a unique bit of Christmas decor.


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December 1, 2016

What is it about Christmas that makes us love things in miniature? I don't know, but I always have. Each year I make a miniature Christmas scene, mostly from found items and natural bits from my yard. This kind of display can be achieved with very little expense or effort. The fun comes in getting it all set up "just right." It's reminds me of playing with my tiny houses, animals, and people when I was a child. Maybe that's where the appeal lies.

Total Time: 1 - 3 hours

Source: Inspiration: my childhood.


  • cotton balls
  • miniature people, animals, houses
  • sprigs of pine
  • pine cones
  • red beads
  • Scrabble tile
  • hot glue
  • 1 glass flower frog, vase, or similar holder
  • bare twigs
  • 1 stick-on LED light


  1. Arrange a layer of "snow" by stretching apart cotton balls.
  2. Make tiny trees using a red bead hot-glued to a Scrabble tile, add snips of pine.
  3. Arrange miniature houses, deer, and what have you. Mine come from garage sales and thriftstores. Pick them up during the summer with Christmas in mind. Craft stores have them, too.
  4. Make an ornament tree using bare branches (I used Rose of Sharon to signify Jesus), use glass flower frog for holder, hang tiny ornaments.
  5. Use a stick-on light underneath the upper shelf to light the scene. It is hidden by lace scarf hanging over edge.
  6. Add sprigs of pine or other greenery from the yard to frame your scene. You can also add a pinecone or two.
  7. And, voila! The possibilities are limitless.
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December 2, 20161 found this helpful

That is a Priceless treasure, make sure you take photos of this and put them in a Christmas card or use it as a Christmas card it is a jewel

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December 2, 20160 found this helpful

msjodiwms, thank you for your very kind words. I like your idea of the Christmas card. I just might do that. I would so appreciate a thumbs up vote, as this has been chosen for the contest! Share it too if you want.

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December 4, 20160 found this helpful

This is so adorable...I love miniatures!

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

bluemoonalone, thanks so much for your comment. Yes, miniatures make it seem like you could stroll right into another world.


I'd love your vote for the contest--much appreciated!

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