Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wooden Clothespin Nativity Tutorial {revisit}

You will need

  • clothespin dolls

  • clothespin stands

  • head beads

  • wooden baby

  • flesh colored pipe cleaners

  • scrap fabric and twine

  • paints

  • glue gun

    Cut a 4 inch piece of pipe cleaner and hot glue it to the back of the clothespin doll.

    Cut 2 scraps {one for Joseph one for Mary} of fabric 6 1/2 inches by about 1 1/2 inches wide.

    Fold in half and cut a small half circle.

    In the meantime you have painted your head beads in a flesh color. I also added burlap to Joseph and a twine "belt" some ticking to Mary and a string "belt"

    Next with brown paint I added hair and a beard to Joseph.

    Brown dot eyes and a smile, baby Jesus is wrapped in a square piece of muslin. I used more neutral fabric and hot glued on the heads. Found a stick in the yard for Joseph.


Unknown said...

Those are so stinkin cute.

Kim said...

So you know of anybody that is selling these? I just love them.

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Kim I didn't have a way to contact you so, I thought I'd try here in my comments...
I can make you a set if you would like...

Nell said...

Oh, those are AWESOME and I think I have the stuff to actually make them! I'm always looking for cute nativity sets. Thanks for the inspiration! I just love celebrating the birth of my Savior!

P.S.- I recently stumbled on your blog and I love it!


Heidi said...

Sweet project! Thanks for sharing!
Christmas blessings, Heidi

Kimberly said...

Thank you for this! We are making them this Sunday at church...thanks to you!