Merry Christmas from Crafty Sisters!
We too love Nativities and love making them!
We were so excited to make our version of Melinda's adorable pattern!
Thanks for sharing it with us Melinda!
A couple of weeks ago one of my friends brought in her oh so cute and very very tiny Nativity to church.
It must have been made from clay or something~all I know is that it was cute, teeny tiny and I envied it.
Is that bad to envy a Nativity? Especially at church? Probably~so I decided to cure my envy
with my version of Melinda's set.
I shrunk it down using Picasa so the sheets printed the pattern out at 4x6" size picture size sheets.
My little girl thought I was nuts to do it that small when she saw the pattern pieces....
but when I brought them in she squealed with delight over the cute shapes come alive in wood. I cut everything out of 3/4" MDF. The angel I propped up with a dowel and a random wood piece from Hobby Lobby and wired on the star.
They will cut that fine detail~like in the Wisemen's head pieces and sheep's curly wool. To me, it's the tiny details like that, that make something beautiful. I put a quarter in the picture so you can see size comparison. Fun right?
This was a perfect pattern to use up all my paper scraps! After giving them a base coat of Americana Burnt Umber I Modge Podged on my paper and sanded away the edges for a nice clean look.