The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

An easy fix for a Nativity set.

Happy Friday!  I am waking up in the rainy and gorgeous Portland, Oregon area today!  While I’m off visiting friends, I wanted to share a Quickie-Make-Over with you.

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I hope it isn’t blasphemous to refer to any nativity as a crappy nativity, but that’s kind of what this one from the Dollar Store started out as…

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The only way to save this little set is to spray paint it.

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Prime the figurines, then paint with an Heirloom White.  I like to add several layers of clear gloss too.  It makes it look more like ceramic.

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So yes, yes, I know this is a no-brainer of a little Christmas craft.  (Can’t even properly call this a tutorial.)  However, I am over at Tatertots & Jello today, sharing a Christmas Craft FAIL that I was able to turn around and make into something pretty.  Please stop by!


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8 Comments

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PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

November 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm
I think the blasphemy is that the original pieces were ever created. Thanks for saving them.
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Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

November 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm
haha! I have these! I don't think they're so bad, probably because it's my first christmas on my own and i needed a nativity and they were cheap :)
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Richella Parham said...

November 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm
You are brilliant. That is all.
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JJ said...

November 30, 2012 at 11:08 pm
Absolutely beautiful!!!!!
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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

December 1, 2012 at 12:39 am
They look great! And hey, did you notice the sun peek out a little this morning? :) Also, if you have any free time while you're up here, and speaking of nativities..
http://www.hotlist.com/e/2012-Festival-of-Nativity-@-Festival-of-Nativities-Vancouver-Vancouver-United-States/119326278221595
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Lesley at Fabulously Flawed said...

December 1, 2012 at 6:44 am
You and your spray paint continue to amaze me.
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MiMi said...

December 2, 2012 at 12:28 am
LOVE that! Yabba dabba doooo!!!
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Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

December 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm
i saw these in my dollar tree te other day and passed them up but now Im thinking Ill go get them and spray paint like you did. Thanks

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