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Christmas in August

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Project by Timothy posted 08-13-2010 10:26 PM 1541 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister’s sister and brother-in-law both share the same birthday, only 2-3 years apart. A few days prior to their birthday I asked her what she had gotten them, nothing yet. I asked her if they had a nativity and then told her I had one laying around at home. I hadn’t gotten around to posting any of the other three I made in March, but this is one of them. I need to find a better way to paint them. I’m sick and tired of painting by hand. Each nativity takes two coats.





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glassyeyes

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#1 posted 08-13-2010 10:32 PM

I like it! Have you tried a small airless sprayer?

-- Now, where did I put those bandaids?

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DYNO360

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 12:59 AM

Hey, if you want good lawn ornaments August is not too early. Great design, and I like the way it is tied together. I’ve always wanted to make 3D Christmas lawn ornaments. Maybe next year.

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DonW

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 01:50 AM

I have made this pattern myself and it looks fantastic lit up at night. I have ordered the pattern for the other pieces in the set but have not found the time to turn them out. I know what you are saying about hand painting. One thing I tried that worked pretty well is that I primed them with a roller when they were still sheets of plywood. Then it was a little easier just priming the edges and then painting the set.

Nice work!

Don

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Timothy

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 03:00 AM

Don-I’ll have to try priming them first. We’ve had one of these for years and do light it up at night. It casts a nice shadow on the house.

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clieb91

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 03:18 AM

Nice work. I too like these and have had one on my to do list along with a few other decorations for holidays. Maybe this will be the year.. though I am not sure …

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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CarlR

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 05:31 PM

Hi Tim. Looks great. Really like the 3D effect.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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