Nativity Ornament Wood Craft Tutorial

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We are making a nativity ornament at Co-op this week.  I made a sample tonight and thought it turned out cute, so I decided to share.

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Giving credit where it is due, I tweaked this idea and this one that I found on pinterest and added my own elements.

If you’d like to make your own nativity ornaments, here are the directions:

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You will need:

  • (2) round doll pins
  • (1) 1/4” shank axle peg
  • (1) 1” pointed star
  • about 18” of 18 gauge gold wire cut into six inch and twelve inch pieces
  • jute rope or twine
  • acrylic paints (I used Anita’s Acrylics in antique gold, oatmeal, hunter green, and rust red)
  • a hot glue gun and glue sticks

1. Paint the star and the bottom portions of the doll pins and shank axle peg and allow to dry.

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2. Wrap the longer piece of gold wire around the star, leaving a four to five inch tail

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3. Glue the two doll pins together at the side.

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4. Put a layer of hot glue in between the two doll pins and lay the tail end of the star into it so that the star stands up above the heads of the doll pins.

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5. Form a loop with the smaller section of gold wire.  Add a little more hot glue to the back of the ornament and lay the loop into the glue.  Allow to cool.

6. Turn the ornament over.  Put a line of hot glue on the middle parts of the two doll pins.  Lay the shank across both doll pins and push lightly.  Allow to cool.

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7. Cut a 6 to 8” piece of twine and wrap around the ornament.  Tie in a knot and cut the ends.

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