Monday, November 26, 2012

Simple Christmas Nativity



I'm the leader of the 8-11 year old Activity Day Girls program at my church.  We meet twice a month and make crafts, do service projects or activities, and form friendships.  

During the Christmas season I always try my best to focus on the real meaning of Christmas so I wanted to do an activity with the girls during the month of December that reflected that.  I thought this nativity I found at Learning To Be Me was beautiful and really loved the simplistic look. It was also simple enough that our group could finish it in one night.


I was able to pick up all my supplies at Hobby Lobby.

Supplies:
Ball knob 1 1/4"
Rectangle 2 3/8" x 1 1/2" x 3/16"
Furniture button 1/2"
1" x 5" wood block
1" x 4" wood block
Paint colors of choice
Glue
Twine


This is all you need for one nativity.


After letting a quick coat of paint dry, I glued the pieces together using some tacky glue and tied around a piece of twine.  Simple and lovely.

This is a great gift to make for family and friends and it's simple enough that you can easily whip up several at once.  It's also simple enough to make with your kids, or better yet have your kids make them as gifts.


30 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely and simple nativity, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like it a lot.
    Simple and sweet.. :)
    {Nativities win my heart every time anyway... }

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  3. I LOVE this idea. We don't have a nativity yet, but I'm 99% sure this will be adorning our house in some way this season. How do you think it would work as an ornament? We hold Jesus birthday parties on the 25th and always make ornaments as momentos. I'm thinking that these could be perfect for the ornaments this year, if I glue/staple ribbon to the back. Would they be too heavy?

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    1. I love the idea of making it into an ornament! Good thinking. I don't think it would be too heavy as an ornament, but you could even use smaller pieces and make it a miniature size. Have fun!

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  4. So lovely!!! Love these project so much! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. Very nice and simple. I pinned it in Pinterest!

    Patti
    http://knittinginflashes.wordpress.com

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  6. We made these same nativities at our RS Super Saturday. We used a piece of torn muslin to wrap around the babe before tying and gluing them together. They were a huge hit.

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  7. I love this, so simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I'm pinning it!

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  8. How beautiful! I love nativities =) I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and shared this at my new linky party!http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-co-hosting-inspiration-spotlight.html

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  9. That is very cute! LOVE the simplicity of it!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  10. The simplicity allows it to speak volumes. We were featured together over at Stephanie Lynn's and I just had to come check this out. Love! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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  11. I really love the simplicity of this!

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  12. This is really charming and I love how you made it so easy with ready-made wood shapes. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  13. Simple and extremely beautiful! We recently made our first nativity! Come check it out.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-first-nativity.html

    New follower!

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  14. I love this! Truly simple and beautiful.

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  15. I've been meaning to make these but haven't been able to find the supplies very easily. Namely, the 1" blocks. Did you find them at Hobby Lobby also? Thanks. :)

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    1. The 1" blocks came in a long stick that I had cut into 4 and 5 inch pieces. They were at Hobby Lobby too.

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  16. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Spotlight! Just wanted you to know I’m pinning this to my party favorites board. http://pinterest.com/bekapoe/inspiration-spotlight-favorites/

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  17. I just pinned this. Thanks for showing us how. I'll be making these for sure. Nicelittle gift, also. Linda

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  18. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  19. Very cute. I love that it's so simple :)

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  20. These are so cute! Pinning to do some time in my life. :-) Jessica

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  21. I adore the simplicity and the message. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks this week. ♥

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Amy! I forgot to mention that I am featuring you on the Clever Chicks hop this week, so swing by and grab my Featured button!

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  23. Thank you for sharing this! I don't have a Hobby Lobby close, but I could find everything on your list on their website. Very useful!

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  24. I love the simplicity of this design. And after all, a story of simple beginning in a stable, with big statement! Visiting from "merriestbloghop" where I am number 23.

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  25. Hey Amy its Deonna from Child at Heart! This is SO great. I am teaching about the birth of Jesus this week in bible class and I might just have to make this with the kids too. They would love to be able to take something like this home! Thank you! Pinning this!

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