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.
Wood slices (purchased or cut from your wood pile)
1/2” Threaded pipe in 6”, 8” or 12” lengths depending on the height of your buildings
1/2” Threaded pipe flanges
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.
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.
For the top level, just attach a flange to the bottom side of the wood slice.
To assemble, simply screw in your pipe to the flanges and hand tighten, connecting the base, middle and top levels.
When arranging your village arrange the levels for visual and physical balance. Make several and nestle them together for a Christmas metropolis!!