Today's ornament is a stable. I made it using craft sticks. Super easy and fun.
"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.
Want to make your own stable ornament?You will need:
8 crafts sticks
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
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament