December 5, 2016

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration

This easy to make Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration is perfect to use for decorating your own home or giving as a gift!

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

Lately, I've been getting more into the farmhouse decor trend and this year some of my Christmas decorations and craft projects are taking on this style. With Christmas coming soon, I've been crafting up a storm creating gifts for my family and friends. One of the projects I recently created for some of my crafty friends is this Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration. 

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration Supplies:
Galvanized Nativity Ornament - JoAnn's
Garland - Michaels
Red Berries - Michaels
Gingham Ribbon
Wire Cutters
Hot Glue Gun

If you are unable to locate the Nativity ornament I used, feel free to substitute it with any Christmas themed die cut shape made from metal or wood. You could paint the wood with metallic paint. Another option would be to use a die cut or an electronic cutting machine, such as a Silhouette Cameo, to cut out a Nativity from chipboard or paper.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

Begin by making a wreath from the garland, using wire cutters to cut it. Size it so the Galvanized Nativity Ornament, or whatever piece you use, fits on top of it and touches the wreath in 2-3 places. Use a hot glue gun to attach the ornament to the wreath.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

Cut a length of ribbon, tie it in a bow and hot glue it to the top of the ornament.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

Use wire cutters to cut the berry stems in half. Take three of them, twist the ends together and add a dab of hot glue close toward the berries to help hold them together.  Try to keep the stems short. Create five groups of berries.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

Adhere the berries to the wreath using hot glue. Once the wreath is complete, hot glue it to the wood plank.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

I really love how this gift turned out and so did my friends.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

The wood plank and galvanized metal really add to the farmhouse style of it.

Wood Plank Christmas Nativity Decoration made using Jillibean Soup Mix The Media 6x6 Wood Plank created by Juliana Michaels

 Of course, after I made them for my friends, I couldn't resist, but to make one for myself as well.

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1 comment:

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA