Twas the Night Before Christmas Miniature Scene
Miniatures hold a special place in my heart, but especially this time of year. My grandmother spent many years building miniature scenes and I we spent many hours gazing lovingly at each of them… but always some of my favorites were her Christmas scenes. When my friends over at Miniatures.com contacted me and asked if I was interested in creating a miniature Christmas scene I was thrilled. My cute little Night Before Christmas scene is nothing compared to the full scenes my grandmother used to make before she passed away, but I think she’d still be proud of my little creation. I’m excited to share it with you today! Miniatures don’t have to be complicated to be cute. Add a cute little Christmas scene to your holiday decor with a few cute mini items!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Miniature Night Before Christmas Scene:
- A Base of your choosing (I used a thick Basswood Round from Walnut Hollow)
- Bark Edge Shadow Box
- Not A Creature was Stirring Miniature Mouse
- Rustic Fieldstone Fireplace
- Christmas Wreath Topiary
- 9″ Garland
- 3 Piece Gift Box Set
- Christmas Tree
- Santa Hat
- Santa Mug
- Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
- Plastic Sequins or Gem Embellishments
- Red Ribbon
- Glue (I used Hot Glue and Wood Glue)
- Rustic Clapboard Siding Strips
Prepare your Bark Edge Shadow Box for your scene. I glued several Rustic Siding strips in the bottom of my box, to give the “wall” behind my fireplace some added dimension. The extra step only took a few minutes and I think it added a nice element. This step is totally optional if you just want to leave your box natural. You could also paint the inside of the box, or add a pretty Christmas Paper to the wood for “wallpaper.”
Use hot glue to attach the Santa hat inside of the fireplace. I think it makes it look like he’s just about to peek his jolly face out of the chimney at any moment!
Decorate the fireplace! I used the 9″ garland with some red gem embellishments glued to it to add some holiday flair.
Then I placed the super adorable Santa Mug, Cut-Out cookies, and Christmas Topiary on top! It wouldn’t be the Night Before Christmas without some goodies set out for Santa right? That Santa mug full of hot cocoa has got to be the most adorable thing ever. I love it so much!
Glue your fireplace into the bark edge shadowbox.
Add any extra fun details like this adorable sleeping mouse. Not a creature was stirring, not even a teeny tiny little miniature mouse!
Set up your Christmas tree! I added a few gems to my Christmas tree and a simple felt tree skirt.
Arrange the tree next to the bark edge shadowbox and put the gift boxes under it.
I added a wreath that I made to the wall just above the fireplace for the finishing touch.
It didn’t take more than 30 minutes to put these adorable elements together into this classic Night Before Christmas Scene. What would you add to your own miniature Night Before Christmas Scene?