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DIY: Nativity

The holiday season is complex. There are  many traditions and faiths that influence how holidays are celebrated. Some spend the month of December reflecting on religious beliefs, others focus on family, and many revolve festivities around a Jolly man in a red suit. Although we all spend the holidays celebrating different things, it’s always a season of peace, joy, and gratitude.

The following project is for people who incorporate the Nativity into their Christmas holiday.

This nativity set is from Walmart and cost $5.

I was disappointed to find out the figurines were glued down to the cheap plywood. In order to make this particular set work I had to pry the figures off the wood and soak each piece in a bowl of warm water. After 10 minutes of soaking the glue and wood attached to the bottom peeled right off!



To finish my $5 nativity, I sprayed a few layers of flat white paint onto the figurines.



All in all, an easy and cheap way to spice up the Walmart special.


  • December 7, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Niki - Bril.

  • November 2, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    Lauren - This looks so classy! Great job sprucing up a set!

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