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Christmas Diorama

Christmas Diorama: rustic Christmas decoration made from an up-cycled old drawer, simple and fun to make.

Christmas Diorama: rustic Christmas decoration made from an up-cycled old drawer, and some woodland animal figures.

I’ve been wanting to make a little Christmas diorama for a while now. I thought it would be cute to do it in an old drawer. Turns out old draws can be hard to come by. They are usually part of a dresser or desk, as in ‘not sold separately’. So, I’m giving you the heads up to put one on your mental list for antique and junk sales. I managed to find one in the fall at an antique fair -this project’s been in the works for a while. It was maybe 5 bucks, but was missing the handle.

old wooden drawer

I found one that seemed suitable at a craft store and attached it to my little drawer.

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ceramic drawer handle

I love how banged up and old it is. Great colour too, kind of a greenish-cream.

how to make a Christmas diorama

I filled it with a little forest scene. I used some trees for Christmas villages, some dogwood twigs, and a mama and baby deer. The tiny cedar pinecones…cedar cones? were the perfect size.

Christmas Diorama

I used some cotton for snow, along with some faux snow sprinkled on top, and some plastic snow flakes.

DIY Christmas Diorama

The drawer makes the perfect frame. It looks great on a little table, but I might hang it up on the wall. I don’t think I’ll manage to take it down after Christmas -we’ll change it’s name to -a winter diorama. 😉

With a Christmas diorama, life really is a party.

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  2. I love this project and also your teacup fairy garden! I’m definitely going to make both of them. Thank you very much for your great ideas! I’m going to “follow” you so please keep posting your wonderful creative ideas and projects!

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