Ideas for Christmas Village Displays
If you only invest in one resource on building D56 displays, then make sure it is Elizabeth Dinger's
2-book bundle: Displaying Your Collectible Houses and
Display Tips for
You can by either book individually or save and buy them both together for
There's also a free layout you can try to get your feet wet!
Display Tips for
This ebook takes you step by step through the process of designing and
then building a Dept 56 display.
Get answers to these questions:
- How big should my display be and how many houses should I have to
- What comes first, buildings or mountains?
- Should I mix several different series together?
- What's an easy way to handle cords and lights?
- Do I need a backdrop?
- How should place my buildings? Are there any rules of thumb?
- How do I create bodies of water (lakes streams and waterfalls)?
- How do I place trees and accessories in my display?
Get more great tips on:
- Skirting your display board so you can hide cords and boxes
- Creating your own mountains from materials on hand.
- Cutting Styrofoam bases for your houses.
- Creating your own snow.
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information on "Display Tips for Collectible Houses"
Collectible Houses - Display By Number
This ebook contains 20 plans for small, medium and large
Christmas villages using a "display by number" approach.
- 20 display plans for shelves, bookcases, mantles, tables and
- Drawn to scale
- show placement of buildings, trees, figurines, and landscape
- generic so you can use different houses and accessories but still
achieve the same look
- Full color photographs of each layout and diagram key for
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and sample plans
Download this free PDF document now that explains how to make your own Country
Display in 13 steps.
This free Department 56 plan includes:
To download now, click
Free plans for D56 Country Display.
Get a feel for these D56 plans by trying out this free layout for a simple
country display. Enjoy!
If you're tired of makeshift tables for your beloved Christmas villages,
easy to follow plans for making a customized D56 display table. The
plans are only $10 and the finished table won't cost the earth in materials
These plans come from the same author as Displaying Your Collectible Houses and Display Tips for
Collectible Houses so you know they consider all the needs of
Department 56 collectors, as in:
- Easy to store (no more sawhorses and 4x8 sheets of plywood!)
- Inexpensive and easy to make yourself
- Holds backgrounds, if desired.
Ideas for Creating Your Own Scenery
How do you create snowy landscapes, a winter forest, or a
pleasing city composition? This series of 8 guides bundle ideas
galore for making your own backgrounds from everyday materials.