Want to know how we do it? Our amazing team of designers will be here, sharing their decorating tips and holiday how-to ideas - to help make decorating for the holidays easier and more beautiful for you, too. You might be surprised at how ordinary items you probably already have around your home can add extra interest to a display or help decorations work in a better way.
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Make Your Own Waterfall
Village tip shared by Department 56 designer Jill. Easy project with beautiful results.
Make Christmas Ornament Garland
The Christmas Place designers are back with another quick and easy decorating idea - using pipe cleaners or ribbon and ornaments to make an incredible garland!
How to Light a Christmas Tree
Have you wondered how the professionals like our skilled designers at Christmas Place have their Christmas trees lit so uniformly and neatly? Here's how we do it!
Halloween Village, Glitter Cobwebs
Use angel hair to create spooky cobwebs on houses, trees, fences, and graveyards in your Halloween village disply. Gold or silver add a glittering touch, and white will always work.
Styrofoam Ice Cream Cones
Make your own Styrofoam ice cream cones as a fun accessory to the "Nana Split's Ice Cream Parlor" North Pole Village house. You'll need wafer ice cream cones, 3" Styrofoam balls, hot glue, expanding foam insulation, and acrylic paint. Glitter is optional - and highly recommended!
Add Glitter to Any Display
With a container of non-aerosol hair spray and your favorite glitter, you can add instant sparkle to almost any surface in your holiday display. We used chunks of real coal to accessorize our North Pole Village "Better Watch Out Coal Mine" lighted house. The hairspray dries almost immediately, and you can collect and reuse any excess glitter that shakes off the item.
Snowflake House Display
From the design team at Christmas Place, a Quick Tip that uses a large foam snowflake, cut in half, as a display base and backer for a small lighted house. With a battery-powered light, you can position a small holiday scene almost anywhere for a festive touch! We used a small Department 56 house, the North Pole Village Santa's Hot Cocoa Cafe, and a snowflake that looks like a baked cookie to create our vignette.
Thumbtacks & Hot Glue
Secure village street lights to the Styrofoam base of your village display by adding a thumbtack to each lamp base with a dab of hot glue. Press each lamp base into the Styrofoam along your path or street. No toppling over!