Hi Friends!! I’ve written a lot of posts about DIY Christmas decor and I still have quite a few more! As you can tell, I love Christmas decorations. I love Christmas crafts. I love the whole season and I especially love the true meaning of Christmas. I saw a few nativity DIY signs on Pinterest and I knew I had to make one. I made a large one to go above my mantel so it is in the center of our house to remind us all what we are celebrating. It is actually a pretty easy sign to make and I used everything I had on hand so essentially it was free!! I hope you get inspired from this nativity light up Christmas decor tutorial!
Materials Needed for Nativity Light Up Christmas Decor tutorial
- any type of large piece of wood, MDF, etc… I had mine in my garage. I don’t even remember what project I had it leftover from or what kind of board it was!
- paint – I just used some paint I had on hand. Gray spray paint for bottom and white chalk paint for the rest
- vinyl or contact paper to make stencil with
- Cricut Explore Air™ or other cutting machine (A Cricut can make so many cool Christmas and everyday decor! Check out my Cricut guide here!)
- transfer tape
- paint brushes
- string of lights – I had one short string from dollar store
Let’s get started! I had this large piece of something (not even sure what material it is), but it worked perfectly! I spray painted the whole thing with Rustoleum granite spray paint found here!
While it is drying I cut out my design from Cricut Design Space™There are designs you can purchase from within design space or you can google and find a design you like. That is one of the great things about Cricut and Design Space, you can upload almost anything you want and convert into a file to cut. Silhouettes are really easy since there are no layers to them. Since I am using it for a stencil, I used contact paper for most of it since it’s much cheaper. I cut out with just whatever I have on hand. I had to slice the file in half since it was so big.
Now to add the lights, just drill some holes the same size as your lights wherever you want the lights to poke through. You don’t want them too big where the lights will fall out, then need to fit snugly. You might have to try a couple different drill bits. Start small and work up til it fits snug!!
If you need even more inspiration for Christmas decor, click here to read my post on DIY Christmas decor and gifts.
There it is up on my mantel! We used some velcro and hinges to hold it up. I love having the lights on at night and staring at the nativity DIY scene!
The stocking hangers are really easy to make! Click here to read my tutorial on how to make them.
Thank you for checking out my post! I hope you got some inspiration today!!