Nativity Christmas 2x4 Block Decoration and Ornament


As a Young Women Presidency we were thinking about what would be a fun little craft for the Young Women to make at our Christmas party.  So, I designed this block that would be easy and fun for the girls to make. It is an all in one, so that means there is no vinyl to have to work with. Just a little paint and some modge podge.  I love it because it is something the girls can keep for years to come and it can remind them of the true spirit of Christmas. This craft would be great for friends, neighbors, Visiting teaching, etc...
Here is the Free PDF Download Printable for 2x4 Nativity Christmas Block: (Print on Card Stock)




Here are the instructions for 2x4 Nativity Decoration:

Supplies: 2x4, Printable printed on card stock, modge podge, brown or off-white craft paint, paint brushes, craft foam brushes, scissors, clear coat spray, ribbon or fabric or burlap, measuring tape, miter saw (remember safety glasses and follow power tool safety)

First measure your 2x4 and make a mark at just under 3 1/2 inches. My blocks measure 3 3/8 inches. Cut your 2x4 on the mark with a miter saw. You should have a somewhat square block now.  Sand with sand paper. Paint the back, sides and about 1/2 inch around the edges on the front of the block with BROWN or off-white craft paint. Cut your paper nativity piece out. When the paint dries, use a craft sponge brush and lightly apply modge podge to the front of the block and the back of the paper. Smooth the paper onto the block. Allow the glue to completely dry before going any further. When glue has dried, trim any overhanging paper with scissors.  Using sand paper or an emery board, lightly sand all of the edges of the paper, remember to do this in an outward direction to avoid any tearing. Distress edges of the block with brown distressing ink and a facial sponge. Spray the entire block with clear coat. Last tie ribbon, burlap, tulle or fabric around the block. 


Free PDF Download printable for Nativity Ornament:(Print on Card Stock)



Here are the instructions for the Nativity Ornament:

Supplies: MDF, Printable printed on card stock, brown or off-white craft paint, brushes, craft foam brushes, modge podge, clear coat, ribbon or jute or twine, measuring tape, miter saw (remember safety glasses and follow power tool safety), eye screw, hot glue gun

You will need MDF board for this craft. Measure the board and make a mark at 3 1/2 inches. Mine
measures 3 1/2 on each side.  Cut with a miter saw on your mark. Sand any rough edges with sand paper. Paint the back and sides and about 1/2 inch in with brown or off-white craft paint. Cut your paper nativity piece out. When paint dries, use a craft sponge brush and lightly apply modge podge to the front of the block and the back of the paper. Smooth the paper onto the block. Allow glue to completely dry before going any further. When glue has dried, trim any overhanging paper with scissors.  Using sand paper or an emery board, lightly sand all of the edges of the paper, remember to do this in an outward direction to avoid any tearing. Distress edges of the block with brown distressing ink and a facial sponge. Spray the entire block with clear coat.  Measure the top of the block and find the center. Make a indent with a push pin.  Then start screwing in the eye screw until it is secured into the block (no threads showing). String some jute or ribbon through it and tie a knot. This is the hanger of your ornament.   Tie some ribbon, jute or twine into a bow and hot glue it onto the top of the block next to the eye screw. You're done :)

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