Last Thursday, I went to a wonderful Christmas party put on by the women's organization in my church. We had dinner, a really nice musical program (I didn't know there were so many talented people in my congregation!), and at the end of the night, they gave us these cute little nativities.
It would be really easy to make one of these for yourself. And who wouldn't want one of these nativities to decorate their home?
Some wood (see the dimensions in the picture above)
Three wooden knobs. Baby Jesus's head is about 3/4" diameter; I forgot to put that in the picture.
Green, blue, and white crackle paint
Flesh-colored (non-crackle) paint
About 26" of twine
General painting supplies
UPDATE: I've gotten lots of questions about where I got the wood for this project. Like I said, I didn't make this nativity, but rather had it given to me at the end of this church activity. I'm guessing that they got the wood at Home Depot/Lowe's/etc.
The process is pretty clear from the pictures, I think, so I won't write them out. Here's a picture of the back, though.
Only six more days!!!