DIY Christmas terrarium with a Nativity scene inspired by the film The Star, an easy craft for Christmas that can make a great gift.
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We were thinking about a small Nativity and our first thought was accommodating it in a box, but then I remembered that I have this container, terrarium type so I made a this DIY Christmas terrarium to use a centerpiece or in a living room table.
While we were making the terrarium I was telling my daughter about how my granny used to set a big Nativity scene. It was spectacular encompassing an entire wall of the living room and the dining room.
I explained to her that Nativity represents the birth of Jesus. Decorating the terrarium was easy but it looks very different than just the Nativity set by itself. The best thing is that we spent very little. I hope you like it!
DIY Christmas terrarium inspired by the film The Star
- 1 Small Nativity set
- 1 Clear glass container, can be a fish tank, candy container, etc.
- Moss (false or real)
- 30 mini-sized lights string (AA batteries)
- hot glue
- 2 sheets of blue and silver letter-size foam (letter)
- Mecate type fabric
Place the moss at the bottom of the container, to form the floor of the scene.
If the Nativity has already you can decorate it, in our case, we cover the roof with mecate slat, to hide the star and we make a bigger one.
Set the manger and figures on top of the moss and secure them with hot glue.
Place the mini-lights around the Nativity scene, trying to leave some to decorate the star. This type of mini-lights are very friendly, you can accommodate it in many ways without much notice.
We take blue letter-sized foami and make a few cuts at the tips on each side, to form the sky. Settled.
Make a star with silver foam. Place the lights behind the star, using hot glue, to make it look more dramatic.
Put the lid of the container on and that’s it! The DIY Christmas terrarium can work as a centerpiece, to decor your office, for a coffee table in the living room, or wherever you prefer.
This is a good idea to do with the kids and to start enjoying the Christmas spirit.
In Sony Pictures Animation’s “The Star, or “The Star,” a small but very brave donkey named Bo, he yearns for a life beyond his daily routine at the village mill. One day he has the courage to free himself and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams.
On his journey, he joins Ruth, the adorable sheep who has lost his flock, and Dave, the pigeon with lofty aspirations. Along with three camels, Bo and his new friends will follow the star and become heroes, in the greatest story of all – the first Christmas.
With the voices of: Starring Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey) Gina Rodriguez (Mary) Zachary Levi (Joseph) Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the pigeon) Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse) Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat) Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep) Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog) Gabriel Gabriel Gabriel Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the Dog) Patricia Heaton (Edith the Cow) Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the Mouse), Christopher Plummer (King Herod) and Tracy Morgan (Felix) and Tyler Perry (Cyrus) and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah).
Directed by Timothy Reckart produced by Jennifer Magee-cook Executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Lisa Henson, Brian Henson.
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