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Welcome to my blog/portfolio. Here I document many of my handmade pursuits. Hope you have a nice stay!

"Winter Village" table centrepiece.

"Winter Village" table centrepiece.

I had this tree stump kicking around the garage for the longest while, with absolutely zero ideas or inspiration for it at all! Then one day, while browsing through Pinterest I came across this photo...

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...and finally I had an idea! I loved the above decorative piece so much that I knew I wanted to utilize my stump in a similar way. 

When I began working on it, the idea began as a candle holder where most of the space on the stump would be used for placing candles, similar to the picture above. In keeping with my current house obsession, I planned on adding a few tiny houses, maybe some trees, and other rustic elements. But as I got creating, the design evolved... my houses were a bit too big - I decided to include only two.

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I wanted to add height to the entire decoration - I made the tall green trees by gluing faux winter greens to a wooden triangle.

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I had picked up some rustic stars at a craft store a while back and hadn't utilized them in any of my creations thus far. This star was perfectly suited for this project so I added one beside the tall trees.

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The tree stump was missing a portion of its bark so I attached some faux snowy branches to that area not only to disguise the missing bark but to add another rustic element.

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After arranging all of the above elements, there was an empty spot beside the houses. I thought of just filling it with candles, but in the end I much preferred the look of a couple pointy star ornaments.

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I finished off by brushing white sand over many of the areas, silver glitter, and adding some white snow balls and silver snowflakes throughout. 

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A string of battery-operated LED mini lights adds a magical glow.

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Step by step this piece came together beautifully and I couldn't be more happier with it! 

Reindeer silhouette stockings.

Reindeer silhouette stockings.

Plaid cotton stockings.

Plaid cotton stockings.