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