We made this at our super saturday last year..I loved it cause
A. it was simple
B. it was kid appropriate
a must at my house!
and guess what? it’s made with terra cotta pots! and you all know my OBSESSION with terra cotta potta!
oh…THAT thing. Well I got the smallest size…(okay I bought 12 of them) I was thinking about doing it with my neices and nephews…and they were on sale (see below picture:)
and of course you hot glue a star on too!
and I’m going to give you the VERY CONDENSED VERSION: (aka..no pictures)
it’s just a two by four that my handy dad split up the middle and trimmed off an inch on one. then I painted them…sanded them…hot glued them together….hot glue the balls on top..
then I took some more wood slats and a smaller ball….painted and hot glued those…then wrapped some raffia around it…..I took some my brown stamp pad and distressed it a little and added some rosy cheeks…(cause child birth will do that to a girl)
Kelli @ RTSM says
Very cute! I love the 2×4 version!
Sarah Marie says
Nice! I dig simple.
Cute.simple.and did I say cute? 🙂
Whitney @ Diary of A Preppy Mom says
This is amazingly pefect! I just love it!
I'm going to store it away for next year! 🙂 Thanks, as always, for more inspiration! 🙂
Ashly@Moon Walk says
I just love it. It came out really cute!
Both of these nativities are so cute. When my kids were small I always had a nativity that they could handle and carefully play with — these would be perfect for that!
I don't comment on blogs often but I have to tell you that I LOVE the 2×4 version…and how appropriate that Joseph was a carpenter.
I want both of these! 🙂 I need more time in the day to make them…
Those are soooo cute Kim!
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I just found a box of tiny clay pots at a thrift store for $1.25! We started making these nativity sets from another blog I saw, but you added some details, like the stable, I hadn't seen yet. Perfect timing! Beautiful job, you are very creative.
Oh how lovely and adorable!
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Elizabeth @ Ucreate with Kids says
Absolutely LOVE this! The other day I put two terra cotta pots I found on my dresser, b/c I wanted to make some Christmas thing with them…..and now I know what I'm going to make! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hello, congratulations for this nice tutorial, I allowed myself to report it (with photos) in my advent calendar web. I hope you do not mind, but if so, I am willing to remove it.
These are absolutely, positively adorable!
We made them for our Christmas craft. My mom, my sister, my sister-n-law, and I made them together after our dinner was finished and presents were opened.
It was so much fun!
Thanks for a great blog
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