12 days 'till Christmas already?! WHAAAAT?
Yup, that's right! I hope everyone's holiday season isn't too crazy!
How's that holiday shopping? It seems to get harder and harder every year.
For those of you looking for an easy-peasy piece of holiday décor that would also
be great as a gift for a church-goer or who likes the sacredness of the Christmas season,
I have a beautiful and elegant wooden nativity scene!
All you need are a few salvaged items from your basic crafts pantry.
Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Rolled Paper Floral Wire
Snowflake or Star
Brown Stamp Pad (optional)
First, distress your popsicle sticks with a brown stamp pad. It's really up to your personal style. I wanted to give this a primitive and antique feel, but you can leave it plain if you'd like. Second, hot glue all your sticks into a triangle form. I made sure to make one flat so that it could stand on its own when not on a Christmas tree. Next, I cut out a semi-circle piece of white felt for Mary's veil, then hot-glued the curve to the crown of her head. I then cut a piece of the rolled paper wire for Joseph's can and curved the top to create a small cane. For Baby Jesus, I cut a small piece of felt and wrapped it around a small wooden bead. I hot-glued the little bundle into a tiny shell.
After the Mary and Joseph figures were hot-glued onto the floor of the stable, I hot-glued a couple pieces of raffia on either side of the couple and then placed Baby Jesus at the very center. To finish it up, I glued a "North Star" (snowflake) at the apex of the stable roof and then glued a piece of jute rope onto the back for hanging on a tree.
There you have it! A cute little nativity that although primitive,
makes a great and meaningful gift.
See you next week!
Erika @ PC