This might be one of my most favorite craft projects – I just love it! A little while ago we made this DIY Nativity Board Craft at my craft club and it was a huge hit! I loved seeing all the different versions that everyone made. It’s a perfect project because it’s not too difficult and it has a lot of options to let your personality shine through. Case in point, I painted turquoise on mine instead of the traditional black and white, and I think it turned out amazing.
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And then I kept seeing everyone else’s, and I thought that they turned out amazing as well. Which means that this is just an amazing project all around!
Let’s dive right in to the project tutorial!
DIY Nativity Board Craft
–a board (I used Common Board, 1×6 or 1×8)
—wood stain in the color you prefer
—mod podge for sealing the stencil
–a stencil cut out of vinyl or contact paper ( here is a similar Nativity cut file I found on Etsy)
—paint in the color you prefer
This isn’t a difficult project, but there are several steps and explaining, so I put together a video tutorial to give you a great overview of how it comes together – enjoy that right here (and if you love craft video tutorials, be sure to subscribe to my Sugar Bee Crafts YouTube Channel, for craft tutorials each week!)
In case you’re more of a picture tutorial type of person, let me walk you through the project:
–First stain your board, just wipe on stain, and let it dry.
–Then decide if you’d like your background to be painted, or your people to be painted. Pull whatever you want to BE PAINTED off of the cut stencil. In the image below, the stencil on top will be for painting the background and the stencil on bottom will be for painting the people.
–using transfer tape, move your stencil onto your board, making sure to rub into place.
–then slowly peel off the transfer tape. If you used contact paper, it’s not quite as sticky as vinyl, so you’ll need to go slow. Pull the transfer tape off by rolling it to the side instead of pulling it straight up.
–After the stencil is on the board, cover it in a thin layer of mod podge. This will prevent the paint from seaping, and will get you those awesome crisp lines.
–Then after the mod podge dries completely, paint your paint color. Let dry. Then peel up your stencil to reveal your awesome project!! See how nice and crisp those stencil lines are? so good!
–If desired, you can rub the edges and around the designs with sandpaper. You can see it on the boards below:
DIY Nativity Board Craft!
Now you can make bunches for all your family and friends, like me!
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