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Noel Town Christmas decoration.

Noel Town Christmas decoration.

As any crafter or seamstress, I tend to be a bit of a hoarder when it comes to left over craft supplies. I don't like to throw out any project left overs, as you never know when they may become valuable again. And this was exactly the case with this Noel Town project. All the wood scraps left over from all our home DIYs were just anxiously awaiting to be turned into cute white houses (while the left overs of these left overs have yet to find their new purpose!!).

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For this project, I started off by cutting wood scraps into three different sizes of houses. For the roof tops, I added narrow rectangles along the top and painted it all white. I cut small rectangles and squares to represent windows and doors out of tea-stained paper and adhered them to the painted houses. Then, I attached the houses to the pallet. I had previously picked some natural branches from my local forest so I chose a couple of curvy/bent ones and glued them on the pallet next to the houses. I cut out a few stars in different sizes out of plain white and tea-stained paper and randomly attached them to the branches. I added a piece of natural bark, which I also had picked from the forest, along the bottom to represent the ground. Once these pieces were in place, I lightly dry brushed them with white paint to give the appearance of being covered in snow. For the NOEL writing, I made a stencil by printing the word out on my home computer on regular paper in desired font and size and cutting it out with a craft knife. Once the stencil was positioned on the pallet in the desired location, I dry brushed over it with white paint until I was satisfied with the opaqueness. Finally, I added a few sparkly white foam balls throughout to represent falling snow. 

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This piece is probably my favourite from everything I have worked on this Holiday season. I love how the primitive houses and the other rustic elements come together to create a warm, wintery scene. Not only is this piece perfect for Christmas, but beyond the holidays too! It can remain displayed in the home until the last bits of snow melt away in the spring sunshine. 

Let is snow!

Let is snow!

Natural branches wreath with winter greens, pinecones, and red berries.

Natural branches wreath with winter greens, pinecones, and red berries.