Nativity Advent/12 Days of Christmas Ornament Set ~ Create it. Go!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nativity Advent/12 Days of Christmas Ornament Set

I came up with the idea of this set last year and just got it done finally! I love the outcome!

I had wanted something that was fun to open with my kids (like an advent calendar) that was also centered around Christ and love that we can open these ornaments up and hang on a tree each night the 12 days before Christmas.

Our family also likes to secretly take gifts to other people for the 12 days before Christmas and this is such an affordable idea. I love it!
 This 12 piece set is composed of an acetate ornament shape with the following vinyl already applied to it:
Joseph leading Mary on a donkey
Words "O Holy Night"
One sheep
One cow
Three separate wisemen
One shepherd
One shepherd with a sheep
One star
One camel
One Holy Family in a stable
 The inserts are so easy to use. They come ready to just roll up and place inside an ornament ball. Then you can add some sparkly fake snow if you heart desires. :) Put the top back on and add some ribbon and you're done! Easy peasy!
 I wanted something to display them all on other than the normal Christmas tree, so I went outside and found a branch I liked. I spray painted it white and stuck it in a tin can with some Plaster of Paris. Spray painted the can a flat black and added some burlap and ribbon. I then added a string of white Christmas lights into the can to add some light to the whole thing. My two year old daughter was in awe. lol
Love the rustic look that was created, so I went with some rustic fence wood behind it all and added some vinyl letters as well with the words "O Holy Night".

(Just an FYI too, vinyl applied to raw unfinished wood like shown does not stick well and is not easy to do. I just wanted the look and plan on it not sticking long. You will want a smooth surface. One other option would be to use the vinyl outline of the words as a stencil and paint the letters yourself. I've done that before and it works great!)


grammypink said...

Love, love, so in love with this

Ginger Bergemann said...

I love keeping Christmas Christ centered. This is great!

I'd love for you to come link up at my party this week.

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today! :)

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rpp said...

Thanks everyone! :)

Tamara Bowman said...

I'm wondering if you still have these inserts as a set? Are they available for purchase?

Leigh said...

I like the whole effect

Debi said...

How do I go about getting these.

Desirae said...

I was wondering if I could buy your files for the set. I would love to make these for my self and give asnpresents to my family!