Make "village" buildings out of cardboard/modge podge then paint. use flameless candles or lights inside then real candles (in votives) outside of the buildings! Terrific idea for a holiday mantel display!
Little houses rising into the sky. I really like this piece, beautifully done & reminiscent of those Italian steep hill top small towns. A real challeng to get the angles just right so that each house sits perfectly on the thick wooden pole.