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I saw these adorable miniature nativity figurines in a store.  They looked like a perfect gift more my mother, thought I would have to build a little stable/cattle shed to go with it.  I used some bits of wood, branches and moss to make it.  I had at first intended to glue the little figurines onto the floor.   I came up with a better idea, to use a metal for the floor of the barn and attach magnets to the bottom of the figurines.  This way you can move them around, changing the scene, yet they were still secure so you don't lose the little guys.
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Step 1: What you will need

Picture of What you will need
  • Miniature Nativity set, mine are about 1.5cm tall (you can find the set I used here -though that is not where I bought mine)
  • Small pieces of wood
  • Small tree branch
  • Moss
  • Sheet magnet
  • Sheet metal
  • Paper
  • Paint and brushes
  • Wood glue and regular glue
  • Saw for cutting wood
  • Tin snips

Step 2: Cutting and staining wood

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I measured the size of the wood pieces that I would need by laying out the figurines. 
  • The floor is 10.5cmX2.5cm and 0.3cm thick
  • The two side pieces are 2cmX2cm and 0.5cm thick
  • The branches for the roof are 7cm long for each side (I used 4 branches per side to give the same width as the side walls (2cm) and one small branch 2cm long for the centre beam.
  • (Optional) I had originally meant to add a back wall as well but thought that it looked better without it.  This would be the same length as the floor (10.5cm) and wide enough to fit under the roof.
I then used a watercolour paint to stain the wood a darker colour.
azharz2 years ago
Love it!
ChrysN (author)  azharz2 years ago
Oh how sweet! Great job. :D
ChrysN (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks, my mom really liked it.