Friday, November 15, 2013
Easy to Make - Baby Block Nativity Set
I got my crafting on today.
While shopping around for a baby-friendly, wooden block, nativity set on ETSY, I realized we could make one ourselves.
David picked up some pine (3/4" thick).
I marked off the size I wanted for the stickers, and he used his circular saw to cut them.
(I found the stickers on Amazon, here.)
I also used a pencil to mark which block went to which character since I had different size blocks cut.
Next, I sanded down all the rough edges so Little Miss won't get a splinter.
After wiping off the finished blocks, I placed the correct sticker on each one. Then David used a damp cloth to gently wipe off any pencil marks.
Once all the stickers were placed, I used two coats of Mod Podge on the top. This will hopefully prevent little fingers from pulling the stickers off.
I only coated the top sides since they all blended quite naturally.
The entire process took about 1.5 hours. I paused in between for drying.
With pine wood, stickers, and sand paper, we probably put $12 into the project and had enough material to make 3 sets. ($4 per set).
I can hardly wait to give this set to Little Miss to play with!!
~ Patty ~