As kids, we didn't use big words like diorama. We just made 'set ups'.
Setups included our plastic soldiers having an epic battle on the ping pong table in the basement.
I used cotton balls that were packed in a medication bottle to make white snow boulders. The tiny gift boxes are something I picked up so many years ago and have reused year after year.
I should have left well enough alone. I went out in the yard and picked up some fallen branches and broke off tiny trees. I thought I'd make a couple of snow men/people. Why not? I had the tips of the branches to make arms. I found itty bitty seeds to make the eyes in the first snow man zombie. Well, the rest is history.
They look like zombies! Terrifying indeed!
They look less scary in the daylight. I still used black and white for them and gave the little snowperson without the mouth an acorn hat.