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Department 56 Display Setup Tutorials

 

Watch as I go through all the steps of setting up my Dept 56 village display. 

My Department 56 village display is mostly Dickens village, but the ideas presented here can be applied to any of the Dept 56 collectible villages. 

Planning the Department 56 Layout

 

In this video, I go through the thought process as I plan my D56 village display.


 

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Laying Out and Arranging the Houses

 

In this video, I begin to set and arrange my Dickens houses (and a few New England houses) in my D56 village display.

And here I finish the basic placement and arrangement of my houses


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Planning for the River

 

In this video, I go through the thought process and laying out of my river for my D56 village display. I always have a river in my village displays. A D56 display is just not the same without one.

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Dealing with Lights and Cords

In this video, I start to lay out the lights (and cords) and give some ideas on hiding those cords in amongst your houses. These tips will work for your New England villages, Christmas in the City villages or Snow villages.


In this video, I finish placing the lights (and cords) and give more ideas on hiding those cords in amongst your houses. 

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 Planning and Placing the Trees

In this video, I go through the thought process of why, and how, I place my trees in my D56 village display. These tips on tree placement are also good for the other collectible villages, namely, Snow Village, Christmas in the City and New England.


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 Planning and Placing the Accessories

In this video, I start placing my accessories, I give some thoughts on how or why I place my accessories the way I do. These tips are also good for all the Department villages, i.e., New England, Snow Village and Christmas in the City.


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 Admiring the Final Display

In this video, I show you my final D56 display. All houses and accessories have been placed, the snow has fallen and the early morning fog has settled in on my Dickens and New England villages.


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 A Few Misc Tips

In this video, I give a few tips on making your Department 56 display a little more life like and what I call memorable. People like to gaze on these village displays and enjoy them. Often times it is the small things which can really make your display come to life.




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 Taking It All Down

In this video, I go through the sad part of taking my D56 display down and packing it up. The discussion here can also be applied to Christmas in the City or Snow villages.




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