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"Starry Nights" winter decoration.

"Starry Nights" winter decoration.

This is a smaller version of the large mantel decoration I created earlier in the season. My stash of leftover scrap wood doesn't ever diminish and I can't seem to get enough of making houses, so naturally I had to do another piece featuring these cute, rustic white houses.

The houses are cut from various wood pieces, arranged in a continuous row, and attached to a reclaimed pallet wood background, which has been dry brushed in gray and white. Each house is painted white and has a unique roof made from either natural tree bark, pine cones, or birch bark. 

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The windows and doors are cut from tea-stained paper.

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A "branchy" forest resides behind the houses. Each branch is dry brushed in white and has been individually arranged to frame in and cascade over the houses. 

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Shiny, flat, and sparkly silver star ornaments hang from the branches to represent a dark, clear, starry sky. Small snowflakes have been hand-painted throughout the pallet wood background.

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This decorative piece measures approximately 22" tall and 20" wide. It makes a lovely decoration that can be placed anywhere in the home; on a shelf, on a fireplace mantel alongside other decorative items, or it can be hung on a wall. It's general winter theme makes it perfect for not only Christmas time but for the entire winter season.

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Rustic star with antlers and jingle bells.

Rustic star with antlers and jingle bells.

Red, white, and silver burlap stockings.

Red, white, and silver burlap stockings.