Thursday, November 29, 2012

Home-Laid Nativity Set

Yes, you read it right. I am making a home-laid Nativity set from blown eggs!
What I have made so far. Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus and 2 of the wise men.
The stable is from The Dollar Tree. (I have no idea why they sell only
these little wooden stable, but no figurines!)

The happy couple, before delivery. (When I added this picture, the computer went
wacko, so the pic is a little wonky!)

Two of the 3 wise men.
This is not my original idea, I saw 2 blog posts over at Homestead Revival's Barn Hop #89 that showed egg Nativity scenes, and I just knew I had to make one for our family! Both the Chicken Chick and Fresh Eggs Daily posted how to make the Nativity set. Fresh Eggs Daily also shows some other Christmas crafts to make with eggs that are just lovely and I want to make, too!

I have wanted a Nativity set for a couple of years now, and either I couldn't find a set that I liked or it was out of our budget. I was originally going to make one out of the old fashioned clothespins, but I love the blown egg ones better. And I think I would have agonized more over the clothespin ones and it would have taken me much longer. And I wasn't sure how to make them stand up.

So, last night as our turkey soup was simmering away, I blew out the eggs and cleaned them. Then I cooked up scrambled eggs for the kitties, who normally will eat eggs, but of course didn't this time. Stinkers. Anyways, this morning I gathered up all the trimmings and fabrics I thought I would use and also found the little wooden discs that I glued the eggs to. It makes them nice an stable and will make it easier to add the "characters" to the scene. I'm going to put the manger on the shelf of our family faith wall, where Mary and Joseph will travel around the living room during Advent until Christmas Eve. Then I'll have one of the children put the manger in the stable, and Christmas morning we'll put Baby Jesus in the manger. I would like to do a devotional each night as a family as we move Mary and Joseph closer to their destination. I think it will make the Nativity more exciting for the kids, and make it more alive for them as well.

I'll be posting some more Christ centered Christmas crafts soon. I've been pretty busy getting things together to make crafts with the kids, so there is much to post. Hope you have a lovely day, Friends!

Many Blessings,


  1. What a wonderful post! I love your blog and am a new follower. So glad you made your own nativity set! What a find that manger was! I would love for you to come visit and share at my weekly Blog Fest:

    Fresh Eggs Daily

    1. Dear Lisa,
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'll be sure to visit your blog and share when I have a post. Thank you so much for the invite! And thank you for the compliments.
      Many Blessings,

  2. Your creche turned out beautifully! Thanks for the shout-out, Kelly! I just wrote a new blog post on Community Chickens where I featured a whole bunch of my other blown egg projects; the newest is a snowman ornament.

    I also enjoyed your chicken saddles post and would love it if you'd share it with the Clever Chicks this week; I think folks will find Merlin as endearing as I did. :)

    Here's the link to my blog hop, I hope you can make it!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Dear Kathy,
      Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you like my Nativity. I need to get some more eggs blown to finish it!
      I'll head over to your blog hop and link up the chicken saddle post.
      Thanks again for stopping in and for the encouragement!
      Many Blessings,