Simple steps to make a rustic nativity.

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diy rustic nativity by NellieBellie. An easy tutorial for this darling project.

I don’t have a nativity set.
I don’t know why.
I don’t like them.
They are just fake looking.
Or cutesy.
I don’t know why I judge nativity sets. pooh on me.
So, I made a simple rustic nativity.
a simple reminder of why Christmas is.

This is an easy project that requires little in the way of supplies.
that’s how we roll around here.
easy and cheap.

Supplies:

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blocks of wood.
white paint.
sharpie (or black paint)
sand paper.
glitter (I put a light bit on…glitter makes everything better Smile)

1. Sand the edges of your blocks to give them a bit of a worn look.

2. Slather the blocks in white paint.

3. Sand off the edges to “distress” it a bit.

4. rub in black paint on the distressed bits…rub off. Repeat until you get the look you want.

5. pencil in your nativity scene you are using. I did this freehand from a picture I found on Google.

6. fill in with a Sharpie or black paint.

7. after sufficient drying sand a bit to rough it up.

8. I recommend gluing another block of wood to the backs if needed so they stand properly. My big block needed the extra support…the little one didn’t.

I put my baby Jesus in a wood crate with raffia around and placed the star on top. I love the simple look…it’s so effective!!

DIY rustic nativity: NellieBellie

See you tomorrow when we chat about homemade, old-fashioned goodies. Okay, I chat. You listen.
It’s the way our relationship is…a bit one-sided.
You should leave a comment and change that.
Really.
Linking up this post at these great parties…

-Tatertots & Jello- -The DIY Showoff--Brassy Apple-

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