As life becomes more hectic around the holidays, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and lose sight of what the season is all about — especially when it seems like there's so much to do. This dramatic outdoor nativity display is a great way to slow down, catch your breath and put everything back into perspective as you create a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas the whole neighborhood will enjoy for years to come.
Printed on weather-resistant poster paper in bright, fade-resistant colors, the scene includes 14 full-color figures that are approximately two-thirds life-size (the camels stand about five feet tall). It's perfect for the yard and makes a great display for parks, businesses, churches and schools.
The display is so easy to put together, the whole family will want to get involved. Required materials include the posters, three sheets of plywood, waterproof glue and paint.
To build, cut the posters out, leaving a wide margin around each figure. Next, glue the figures onto the plywood, and once the glue is cured cut everything out with a jigsaw. Finally, paint the edges and backs black and attach stakes or stands. Although the display should last several years untreated, a coat of polyurethane sealer is recommended to extend the life of the project.
The Nativity Scene, No. 7, is $49.95 and includes five posters containing all 14 figures, plus instructions for a simple stable. If you'd like to bring the holiday spirit indoors, a plan for a wooden Tabletop Nativity, No. 884, is available for $9.95. Please include $4 per order for postage and handling and allow about two weeks for delivery.
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