Sunday, December 05, 2010

Nativity blocks!

I saw this blog post this week and had to make nativity blocks. Here's what I came up with:

We have had this set of blocks for a few months. I bought them because they were on sale but have just been "eh" about them. They're nice wooden blocks, but they're SMALL. Turns out they were absoutely *perfect* for this project! Woo hoo!

I picked up a package of Oriental Trading Co. nativity sticker scenes at Texas Balloon and Novelty. If you haven't been in there yet, you must go! Stocking stuffer jackpot!

Blocks, plus stickers, plus a couple of coats of mod podge equals four adorable sets of Nativity blocks!

There are slight variations among the sets depending on which blocks I could find in which colors. Some of the blocks had been misplaced by my toddlers, so sometimes I had to improvise to get a full nativity set. I am thrilled with how they came out, though. They were quick, easy, and super fun! My favorite type of craft project. ;-)

I'm keeping the blue set for my kids.

The red set has Lucy and Ben's names on it.

Mom can pick which one (yellow or green) she wants for her house, and then the fourth will be donated for a charity raffle at MOPs on Friday.


Mom said...

Oh, Mom would love to have the green set. So cute!! I can't wait to play with them. You are so creative.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Seriously, you are much more creative than I ever thought about being. Those are adorable! Lucy will LOVE those (as weill Ben & Sam). She loves playing with the Nativity sets we have now, and lately has been using her stuffed animals to play all the parts. :)

erin, maker of chimes said...

So very cool!

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

what a wonderful, wonderful idea! would you please link this up to my blog party:
i love how you came up with the idea too! necessity truly is the mother of invention!
thanks for sharing

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Wow! You made TONS! Great job on them! Thanks for sharing this with me!


Jessica said...

I love how you painted the blocks different colors. These are so much fun! I must make some of these for next year. :)

Erin said...

ha! I didn't, Jessica. The set of blocks had 4 different colors. I had quite a time trying to find enough for all the pieces without mixing colors in any of the sets!

hjrslp said...

Hey Erin--

Love the nativity blocks. I'm attempting to make my own right now. Quick question, how did you get the 3 blocks that you used for the creche to stay together??