For each set of 3 (Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus), you need:
- One 6"-2x2
- One 5"-2x2
- One 3"-2"furring strip
- 2x 1-1/2" ball knob
- 1x 1/2" furniture button
- desired paint, glue, jute
As you can see, I decided to make 9 sets, which made sense because we had to buy whole board sizes anyway.
It took my hubby and me a little while at Home Depot to find the right kinds of wood, which were very inexpensive. (I’d never heard of “furring” but it was exactly what we needed.)
My hubby cut the wood and sanded it so it didn’t have splinters, but we purposely left it rough. Then I painted each item with 1-2 light coats of acrylic paint…I liked the wood texture to show through.
|Tied behind back|
Then I tied the jute around these to look a little different from the example on the Learning to Be Me site.
I made the jute look more like arms and tied it behind the figures instead of in front.
I have a number of beautifully illustrated books that are rarely opened, so I've decided to start placing them on stands for part of my decorating. I thought this was an appropriate place for the nativity.
I'm excited to give these to friends and use them in my own decorating.