Hey everyone, It’s Do from Do Dodson Designs here! Today, I will show you how to Update a Nativity Scene Stable. This is a great project for beginners and can be completed in just a few hours. Let’s get to it!

Materials List:

  • scrap wood pieces (2×8 or 1×8 board)
  • wood shims (for the roof)
  • pencil
  • miter saw, or miter box with saw
  • wood glue 
  • midnight sky (chalk mineral paint)
  • paint brush or artist brushes

How To:

Step 1:

Firstly, I measured the nativity characters. The tallest one of the wise men in my nativity set was 7 inches, so I cut my wood to be 10 inches to the peak of the stable.

Step 2:

Secondly, mark with a pencil where you want to cut the wood. Cut a 45-degree angle to make the peak on top of the stable.

Step 3:

Thirdly, I used wood skims to make a wood roof, don’t forget to trim the tapered ends so that they match on both sides!

Step 4:

Next, I used Midnight Sky Chalk Mineral Paint and I applied two coats with a large artist brush, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly.

Update a Nativity Scene Stable

Step 5:

Finally, after painting the wood block, apply glue to the two wood shim on for the roof. Don’t forget to add the star of Bethlehem!

Update a Nativity Scene Stable

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Update a Nativity Scene Stable

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Donna, also known as Do, is a decorative furniture artist, photographer, DIYer, author of Do Dodson Designs Blog. Do's true passion is attached to the paint brush and encouraging women. She has a successful online group where she teaches women how to merge their passion for furniture painting with business growth.

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