Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

December 2010 Advent – December 22nd – Make yourself another Nativity

I believe that you can never have too many Nativity Scenes up for Christmas time. I have started adding a new one every year to our “collection”. This year, I made one and was inspired by one I saw at my mom’s group, Vital Moms at the Height Church. I was sad to not know WHO made the one there to give proper credit to my MUSE. πŸ™‚ (If it is you, let me know!!)

These are fun to make and do not take up a TON of time… although you can get lost in detail.

You will need:

  • 2 small clay or wooden pots,
  • 2 large wooden balls for the “heads”,
  • a clay or wooden plaque,
  • scrap felt in white and 2 other colors,
  • brown paint,
  • flesh paint
  • white paint,
  • raffia,
  • hot glue gun.
  • Optional: gold paint, crackle paint, black marker to draw on faces, fake snow paint, wooden star and staff.
  1. Paint the balls flesh and the pots a brown color(I also “crackled” the bodies with my crackle paint). Hot glue together. Add the colored scraps on to make clothing and ties with a piece of raffia each, Mary around her neck and Joseph around the head.
  2. Paint the disk white (or brown) and add the “people” to it.
  3. Create a “bunching” of raffia to make the hay manger and hot glue to the base.
  4. Swaddle the white cloth to make a “baby”. Glue to the hay manger.
  5. Optional: add texture snow around the base – This MUST dry overnight!!

Here is the sample that inspired me:

And here is my finished nativity:

Luke 2:8 – And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

December 2010 Advent – December 21st – Time to make that family tradition recipe

Every single year, the week before Christmas, our family and my sister’s goes over to my dad‘s PARENT’s house (My mom said that she felt neglected)Β and makes our family recipe of FUDGE.

I can’t share the recipe… only because it is the bestest recipe and a family recipe that I am sword to secrecy. πŸ™‚

This year, Jason became the honorary STIRRER!…And he did such and AWESOME JOB!! It turned out amazing as always!

What recipes did your grandmother make? Is there something that you have wanted to try but haven’t yet? Today is the day!!!

Luke 2:12 – This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. β€”