For this coming Holiday Season we dedided to build a Christmas Nativity village scene
We wanted to use both recycled and commercial items along with natural items.
Step 1: Forming the mountain
We've stopped at some garbage bins and picked up a few fruit wooden boxes, cardboard boxes and styrofoams.
Oh Oh Oh, and an euro palette!
We've stopped at some wharehouse stores and bought a few decorations items (miniature houses and decor materials);
We've stopped at a forest nearby and picked up some small wood pieces from the ground.
Then we've "cleaned" an area at our attic -
the perfect place for the mountain to grow and the village to take place.
And we've started the building process
Christ birth manger;
A village, for the houses.
A cascade / water fall, a river and a lake, all with running water.
We've set-up the recovered garbage items and essayed several layouts; took a bit to get the layout that suited us most.