Christmas is quickly approaching and I thought it would be nice to remember the meaning of Christmas. I would like to make a simple baby Jesus in the manger.

The supplies that I’ll be using are:

1. One recycled cereal box

2. One strand of 20 count battery operated lights

3. Acrylic paint by DecoArt ( colors Black, Cocoa, Espresso, Marigold and Light Buttermilk)

4. DecoArt Dazzling Metallic acrylic paint ( color Splendid Gold)

5. X-acto knife

6. Paint brush

The first step is to paint the entire outside of the cereal box with the black paint. This took 3 good coats for me with some drying time in between each coat.

I will be leaving one end of the box open as shown in photo above.

I then used the Espresso colored paint first.

You can create the nativity any way that you want. I wanted to keep mine simple and easy.

I used the Light Buttermilk and Cocoa colored paints to create baby Jesus.

I used the Marigold and the Splendid Gold on the star.

I used an x-acto knife to create some small holes to add the lights for the stars.

You can add some of the Splendid Gold paint on the holes before adding the lights.

The lights will go up into the box and you will stick the small bulb through the holes. I’m using a wire strand of lights that allows me to bend the light once I place it through the hole. You can find this strand of lights on our website by clicking the link down below.

I just love how quick and easy this was to make. I hope you’ll get creative and give this a try.

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