Today I’m sharing the tutorial of our DIY Wood Nativity…

It is super easy to make and they are great for gifts!

 

So many of you asked me how I made our Wood Nativity

so I had to put together a quick tutorial for you my friends… Enjoy!

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You’ll need:

Two pieces of 2×2  wood.

{ For Joseph’s body:  6” long. For Mary’s body: 5” long. }

1 small piece of wood for the manger: 1×2 that is 3” long. 

2” Wood Ball for Joseph’s Head.

1.5” Wood Ball for Mary’s Head.

1 Wood Peg

DecoArt Santa Red Acrylic Paint

{ because this is the most beautiful red ever. I use it all the time.}

Gray Acrylic Paint

1/8 yard fabric.

Scissors, brush, glue gun, and sand paper.

 

Handmade Wood Nativity

TUTORIAL

First plug in your glue gun.

While it is heating up paint your wood towers and stain the small wooden manger.

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When the wood is dry, glue the wood balls on top of each tower

and the small wood peg on the other piece of wood.

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At this point it will look like this… So cute!

 

Now it is time to dress them up!

Cut two pieces of fabric one about 3.5”x5” rectangle and the other one about 7.5”x7.5” square.

For the blanket use the rectangle piece.

 1. Wrap the front and glue the fabric on the back.

2. Fold over the other side and glue it.

Trim the length so it is easy to work with.

3. Fold the end like you would do if you were wrapping a gift and glue it.

These pictures are showing the back of the manger.

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Use the square piece for Mary’s head piece.

 Fold the fabric in half. This way you’ll see the polka dots from every angle.

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Ready?

Let’s make the head piece.

1. Place and center Mary on top of the fabric.

2.  Bring the two top corners towards the body and glue them to the wood.

3. Turn Mary around and secure the fabric to the wood with the glue.

4. Fold one of  the corners towards the center and glue it.

4. Do the same thing with the other end.

 

She is done!

 

For Joseph my little girl found me some sticks in our backyard.

All we did was pick the perfect one and glue it to his body.

 

Here is the entire family!

 

At this point I thought I was done but then Mimi reminded me that they didn’t have a home.

My little girl was right and we had to do something about that.

 

I have this crate that I used to have in my Sew Cute Corner.

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I love the look of it and I didn’t want to change it so paper was the solution!

All I had to do was cut  a 8×8 piece of paper and put it inside of the crate…

The hard part was choosing what background I liked best.

 

Fromm the same paper stock I punched two snow flakes, I added some rusty wire,

glued them all together and I had the perfect star…

 

…for our Handmade Nativity.

 

Isn’t it sweet?

Here you can see it as part of our Red and White Family Room.

 

If you haven’t yet, click here and take a tour of the entire room.

You have to see the Christmas Trees!

As I mentioned in the beginning I am giving away the Nativity I made for the tutorial.

I don’t need two and it is the CHRISTmas Season after all!

Don’t you think this would made the cutest Christmas Gift?

 

Love it!

Happy day my friends!

Besos

Desiree

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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93 Responses to DIY Wood Nativity

  1. Judy Gaines says:

    Thank you for posting this super cute, easy craft! Our young women loved this for our church activity. I found the 2×2 wood at Home Depot and they were so nice and cut the 6″ pieces for me. I purchased a hand saw and cut the 5″ pieces myself, they could not cut the 5″, too small for the big saw.

    Thanks again for sharing your talent and creativity!!
    Judy
    FL

  2. shelley says:

    Hi Desiree: Could you tell me what store I might find the wood blocks in Utah? thanks!

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