Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How to Make a Stable Ornament {12 Days of CHRISTmas Ornaments}

Today's ornament is a stable. I made it using craft sticks. Super easy and fun.

DIY Stable Ornament
 "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7

The first one I made I used the large craft sticks. It worked out just fine, except that it seemed to large for my little 3 foot tree that I'll be putting it on.

Craft Stick Stable Ornament
 So I tried it with regular sized craft sticks.

Want to make your own stable ornament?

You will need:
8 crafts sticks
wooden star
hot glue
stain {optional}

How to Make a Stable Ornament
If you would like your manger to be a darker color, then stain your craft sticks and allow to dry before beginning.

Step 1: Cut your craft sticks to the following measurements:
Cut 2 at 3 3/8"  - these are the sides of the stable
Cut 2 at 3 7/8"  - these are the middle pieces of stable walls
Cut 2 at 3 1/4"  - these are the roof
Leave two uncut - these are your floor and center wall.
To cut the sticks, I used some big wire cutters I found out in the garage. An old pair of sturdy scissors would probably work too.

Step 2: Glue the walls of the stable to the floor. To space them evenly, I started with the outer walls, then the very middle, and finally the other two middle sticks.

Step 3: This is an important step that I forgot a few times. Turn your stable over so that the floor is on the front.You don't want to see the curved ends of the craft sticks. I think it looks nicer this way.

Step 4: Glue on your roof.

Step 5: Hot glue the star in place.

Step 6: Hot glue a piece of twine to the back of the ornament for hanging.

Be sure to check out the other Nativity ornaments I will be sharing:
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Sheep Ornament
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Stable Ornament
Wiseman Ornament
Manger Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament


  1. OOH I love this!! Such a great wooden stable ornament, totally pinning now to my Crafty Christmas board - thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Christmas!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

  2. This is so simple but really beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and would love if you came by and linked up to What'd You Do This Weekend. Pinned it! :-)

    --Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

  3. Super cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!



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