"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...
...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.
I wanted to add height to the entire decoration - I made the tall green trees by gluing faux winter greens to a wooden triangle.
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.
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.
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.
I finished off by brushing white sand over many of the areas, silver glitter, and adding some white snow balls and silver snowflakes throughout.
A string of battery-operated LED mini lights adds a magical glow.
Step by step this piece came together beautifully and I couldn't be more happier with it!