Photobucket        Photobucket       Photobucket       Photobucket

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pinned It, Did It Monday! {felt nativity and giveaway}

giveaway Welcome to Pinned It, Did It Monday.  This is the place where I share some of the things I’ve done around here that have been inspired by Pinterest.   pin #1I have been wanting to do something like this for awhile this Christmas season.  Most people are making these adorable felt Christmas trees for the kids to decorate.  And don’t make this feel bad.  I would have done a Christmas tree.  Really.  Except I had all the big pieces of brown, but no big piece of green.  So I went with the nativity instead so I could keep the cost of this free for me.
Picture I Pinned:
20121107-082807.jpg
Source: Wall Nativity from My Crazy Blessed Life
My Pictures:  Please excuse the awful flash pictures.  It’s been a dreary weekend!IMG_9297 IMG_9294 IMG_9295 My review:  This is amazing!  She has every single piece on the pattern for you.  So all I did was print and cut and glue.  There was no cow, so of course I had to find another pattern for him because our stable needs a cow. :)  He played with it a ton and especially liked the presents the wise men had.  Don’t mind how bubbly the stable looks, I just attached it with tape for short term.  Tomorrow I’m off to the store to find a more “temporary permanent” way.  I look forward to reading the Christmas story and acting it out.  My mom also used the pattern to cut them out for their Sunday School.

But wait, have you made it this far?  Do you want a felt nativity set for your house?!  For free?!  I’m serious!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite holiday tradition is in your family.  And you will be entered to win a felt nativity set made by me.  You won’t get much use out of it before Christmas this year as it will get to right around then.  But next year, it will be all ready to pull out and attach to the wall.

So leave a comment.  Come on, do it.  I know I have a lot of silent readers out there.  :) The giveaway will be open until this Thursday, December 13th at midnight.  Friday morning, I’ll pick and announce one winner. Good luck!
blog-signature-1

29 comments:

  1. Super cute, Emily!

    My favorite is getting hot cocoa (or peppermint mocha now that I'm a grown up, yum!) and driving around to look at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay, I love it!

    Our town has a live nativity that we go to every year. It's pretty funny because it's usually just 2 long horned sheep and an alpaca. So accurate, right? The church that runs it also has cookies/cocoa and crafts indoors so that's always fun.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this!

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating a gingerbread house with my husband! Our one new tradition of our own. We look forward to having Ellie help this year :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this! I have been wanting to make the tree too but this is even better!

    My favorite tradition is spending celebrating Christmas Eve with my family.. church, chinese food, board/card games- good quality time with the family!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Emma would have a lot of fun with a felt nativity set... and I'm a hopelessly incompetent crafter!

    My new favorite Christmas tradition is going to see a live nativity with the girls. We went to two in town this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have got to get Owen to one of these. He would LOVE it!

      Delete
  6. I love Christmas Eve in our family. We go to a church service then have toothpick supper and open our jokes that mom get's us.

    ReplyDelete
  7. CUTE!!! I was thinking as I read the first part..."Gosh, that's adorable but I don't have the time or skill to make it!" Here's hopin' I win!

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is waiting at the top of the stairs until Daddy sees if Santa came! The anticipation is killer! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. My favorite holiday tradition is going to a church service on Christmas Eve with family and playing games and opening our secret Santa stockings with family on Christmas! Although, Christmas Eve will be different this year as I'm on strict bed rest pregnant with twins and hoping I can make it to early February until they are born! I've seen the felt tree idea on Pinterest but love this idea even more. It's a wonderful way to teach our children the true meaning of Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  9. My favorite tradition is putting up the Christmas tree. A classic, I know, but it always makes me feel so warm and happy.

    ReplyDelete
  10. fave tradition? there are a lot, but for the sake of your time [wink] we'll go with the xmas eve celebrations with the fam - traditional food, reading the xmas story, a plethora of presents for kids, chocolate eclair ring and lots of laughter!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love it! I saw this on Pinterest and think it is such a great idea! Would love to have one for nieces/nephews, and future kiddos. :)
    I remember playing with the nativity when I was a kid. My mom said she would find baby Jesus all over the house in various places.
    My favorite tradition as a kid was brunch on Christmas day. We invited people over to our house who didn't have family living close by. I love that my parents were willing to invite people over who may have otherwise been lonely on Christmas. :)

    Laura Cooper

    ReplyDelete
  12. Not that I'm trying to get my name in twice or anything, but our favorite holiday tradition started last year...we go to Peoria Vineyard to hear your dad's Christmas Eve service and then tour the Lights! :)

    Love your Nativity set!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. So cute!!

    I have a bunch of favorite Christmas traditions too. I love putting up our tree together and going through our ornaments. I love driving to see christmas lights. I love getting together with my family and now that I'm a mom, I love picking and choosing gifts I think my kids will love. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. My favorite tradition is going to Naperville to celebrate the holidays with my aunts and grandma. Lots of homemade cookies, great food, and plenty of wine!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My dad plays the cello, so we gather together on Christmas eve and sing carols, with him playing. It's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love this! I always wished I had chosen the cello instead of the violin!

      Delete
  16. My favorite tradition is everything on Christmas Eve -- church, tour of lights, and most of all Christmas pajamas for everybody!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm definitely stealing the new pj idea for my kiddos!

      Delete
  17. My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve service, followed by dinner with just the three of us at home :) We do all the big family stuff the next day...but Christmas Eve is just a peaceful time :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. My favorite tradition is eating my grandma's homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. So delicious and no effort required from me! :)

    This nativity is so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I feel as though Christmas traditions have been changing a ton for me in the last ten years. But I think my favorite thing is putting up Christmas lights. I've done it even if we don't have a tree. And I like to put them all over the house.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've gotta get William on this for next year. :)

      Delete
  20. We love reading "The Advent Book" by Stockman. One beautiful door at a time :). And ALWAYS taking the long way home when we are out at night to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights!

    Love your nativity set. Looks like your hard work was well worth it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohh ill have to check out that book!

      Delete
  21. First of all...I am a little freaked out that you know two Erin Bradshaw's!! I started thinking I already commented on this...but then I started reading and realized that I did not write that!!
    Anyway, my favorite tradition is simply going to the tree farm to pick out a Christmas tree, and then having fun decorating it together as a family. Such a sweet time with sweet memories. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, crazy right? And you both are so fabulous! :)

      Delete
  22. Such an adorable nativity!

    My favorite christmas tradition is going to christmas eve service and then going out to look at christmas lights. Oh, and dont forget the cinnamon rolls on christmas morning :)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...