Christmas Village Stand

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome actress Tori Anderson from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome actress Tori Anderson from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original "Return to Christmas Creek." Actor Paul Campbell talks about his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “A Godwink Christmas.” Country Living Magazine editor-in-chief, Rachel Barrett bakes a Santa cake. Food Network star Melissa d'Arabian prepares a classic roast beef. Chef Alon Shaya cooks a curried sweet potato and leek pie. “Chris Beats Cancer" author, Chris Wark shares his amazing story. Paige Hemmis shows us a DIY melted snowman. Ken Wingard makes a Christmas village stand. Kym Douglas is here with the best eyebrow fillers. Ali Fedotowsky-Manno has DIY jewelry gift boxes. Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Kim Nunneley / Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.

Who doesn’t love a beautiful Christmas village, however, the space they take up can sometimes be an issue. So, for those lovers of miniatures who don’t have a 12’ long mantel or an extra dining room table to spare, I present to you my tiered village stand! Perfect for getting a large village into a small space.

MATERIALSWood slices (purchased or cut from your wood pile)1/2” Threaded pipe in 6”, 8” or 12” lengths depending on the height of your buildings1/2” Threaded pipe flangesScrewsScrew driver

STEPS

Attach a flange to the top of the wood slice that’ll be your base. If you’ve got a slice that is thicker than the others, that’s the perfect one to use. Attach the flange near an edge so you’ll have plenty of room for one of your buildings.

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome actress Tori Anderson from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome actress Tori Anderson from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original "Return to Christmas Creek." Actor Paul Campbell talks about his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “A Godwink Christmas.” Country Living Magazine editor-in-chief, Rachel Barrett bakes a Santa cake. Food Network star Melissa d'Arabian prepares a classic roast beef. Chef Alon Shaya cooks a curried sweet potato and leek pie. “Chris Beats Cancer" author, Chris Wark shares his amazing story. Paige Hemmis shows us a DIY melted snowman. Ken Wingard makes a Christmas village stand. Kym Douglas is here with the best eyebrow fillers. Ali Fedotowsky-Manno has DIY jewelry gift boxes. Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Kim Nunneley / Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.

On the slices that will be the middle levels, attach a flange both underneath and on top. Make sure to position the flanges so the screws don’t hit each other. Again, attach them near the edges. For a three level village make one like this, for a four level village, make two.

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For the top level, just attach a flange to the bottom side of the wood slice.

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To assemble, simply screw in your pipe to the flanges and hand tighten, connecting the base, middle and top levels.

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When arranging your village arrange the levels for visual and physical balance. Make several and nestle them together for a Christmas metropolis!!

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome actress Tori Anderson from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original

Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison welcome actress Tori Anderson from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original "Return to Christmas Creek." Actor Paul Campbell talks about his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “A Godwink Christmas.” Country Living Magazine editor-in-chief, Rachel Barrett bakes a Santa cake. Food Network star Melissa d'Arabian prepares a classic roast beef. Chef Alon Shaya cooks a curried sweet potato and leek pie. “Chris Beats Cancer" author, Chris Wark shares his amazing story. Paige Hemmis shows us a DIY melted snowman. Ken Wingard makes a Christmas village stand. Kym Douglas is here with the best eyebrow fillers. Ali Fedotowsky-Manno has DIY jewelry gift boxes. Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Kim Nunneley / Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.