For any of these projects, you need only master a few basic techniques. Find 8 1/2-by-16 3/4-inch sheets of beeswax-and many of the other materials-at crafts stores. Store leftover sheets and your creations in a cool, dry place.
A miniature village of house ornaments populates the Christmas tree or the mantelshelf with equal charm. Candles on the mantel or strings of lights on the tree are the best sources for the subdued illumination that sets the houses aglow with delicate reflections. For more ideas, see our Winter Village.