My advent calendar consists of 24 little houses made out of paper. They can be easily folded flat for storage. Could be an easy way to create an elaborate Christmas village that is easy to store but looks fantastic and festive.
DIY: Etched Snowflake Ornaments in Birch. Each year we cut off the end of our real Christmas tree (after New Years typically), and then make an ornament for the next winter season!- Nice idea since hubby instist on having a real tree :)