Thursday, December 2, 2010

Away in a Manger

I was at Hobby Lobby one day and had an ornament I was going to buy in my cart. As I was strolling around I kept looking at it and thinking that I could just make it. It was Baby Jesus laying in a wood manger with a wire hanger and a star at the top. Let the fun begin! First off, how was I going to make the manger? Should I use Popsicle sticks.....wooden matches...? Then I was in the aisle with these:

No, those are not bird nests, they're mangers. Score! Now I need straw. Found this.

Score again. I went and got a wood little ball, felt, and a button star. Don't worry, I told the nice little lady that knows my name and checks me out what I was making. I came home and made the manger with hay.

I used the wood ball to make Baby Jesus and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes (the white felt) and laid Him in the manger.

I tied twine to the manger and added the star button and now it's on my Christmas tree!

I know it's not selling at Hobby Lobby, but I love mine!


ghornets70 said...

Another fine piece of work, you amaze me everytime you say I can do something with THAT! I am a beliver now. Love ya.

Terri said...

Thank you. Love you, too.

Veronica said...

What a fabulous idea! So sweet!!