Building An Outdoor Nativity

Updated 7.30.20
Building An Outdoor Nativity

Hi there! I am sooo excited to show you what Hubs and I built! 
First, let me tell you... This post is not a tutorial. But... We are finally offering a template and complete directions in the form of an ebook!  

Sooo many have asked for this, and now we have it!   
 
Our 'Building An Outdoor Nativity' ebook is available for only $9.99.  It comes with a list of supplies, directions, and the silhouette for each figure in our nativity.  

If you are interested in purchasing 'Building An Outdoor Nativity' ebook, please email me at thestonybrookhouse@gmail.com.  In that email we will provide instructions for payment. We will accept Venmo and Google Pay, which don't charge a service fee to use. ๐Ÿ‘

In order to keep all costs to a minimum, we will personally email the ebook to you as soon as payment is received. 

Here is a snapshot of the new book! 

Building An Outdoor Nativity Ebook Snapshot


We had so much fun..

Building An Outdoor Nativity

Hubby and I have always wanted one of those outdoor Nativity manger scenes.  They look so nice in the yard during the Christmas season. We found some for sale, but they were kind of expensive and really small. 

So, since we are DIY'ers we decided to make one ourselves! 

I could NOT have done this at all with out Hubs! He is the brains of this project. He has incredible talent and math skills that I simply do NOT have the patience for.  I might have written the ebook, but he definitely did the harder part!

This was labor intensive. It took a couple of months from start to finish for us, because Hubby works so many hours....  But if you buy our ebook, then you can breeze right through this, because we did the work for you!!
 
Drawing nativity pattern on to cardboard

This is a huge piece of cardboard that he copied this grid onto, which served as a pattern to draw out the figure  onto a 4X8 ft. sheet of plywood.

Drawing nativity pattern on to cardboard

Then he cut it out. He did this all for me! ๐Ÿ˜

cutting out nativity pattern

We love working as a team!  We cut out all of the pieces, painted and put them together!

Cutting out the nativity scene

Here we set up the nativity scene to see if it was even going to work. And it does!! Yay! I love how big it is! 

setting up the nativity scene

We carried it out to the yard and set a spot light on it.  We love it! One year we'd love to add some sheep or angels. 

Outdoor Nativity Scene

It turned out so great! Thank you, sweet Hubby, for all your hard work! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Building An Outdoor Nativity

Building An Outdoor Nativity

Again, if you are interested in purchasing our Building An Outdoor Nativity ebook, just email me at the stonybrookhouse@gmail.com.  I will provide you with all the info you need to get this book into your hands.

Building An Outdoor Nativity

Blessings!!

26 comments

  1. This is so gorgeous. I would love to have this pattern to make one for our church. I am in charge of decorating our church and have been looking for a simple outdoor nativity scene for some time now and I can not seem to find one that I like. This is perfect.

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  2. Can you tell me the height of the Mary and Joseph figures? Beautiful, thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to put them out this year! I would say that they Mary is about 3 feet and Joseph is 4 ft.

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  3. Oh my goodness how fantastic is that.
    I live in a very small village in Boxley, Maidstone ,Kent England.
    This is something I have been trying to get a pattern for for years, our church is the hub of the village how marvellous would it be for the children & adults to see this nativity scene.
    Could I ask you to consider letting me have or purchase the pattern.

    How clever is your husband.!

    God be with you.

    Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie! I'm so glad that you like our Nativity Scene. It really was a labor of love.... :) I'm not sure how we would be able to do that. It's a cardboard cut out that we traced onto the wood. Please email me if you have any other ideas... thestonybrookhouse@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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  4. I would love a template too... Would it be something that could be copied somehow with an industrial photocopier or something like that?

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  5. WOW...this is amazing. I love it. How do you go about getting a template of this.

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    1. Hi There! Oh I wish we knew how to do that. But at this point we don't have the means or know how to offer that. So sorry.

      Thanks for reading!

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  6. I’m wondering if this is something that you could use a projector for? Hmmmmm

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  7. Could you tell us where you found the original picture??

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    1. Oh Gosh! I think Hubby kind of combined two pics we pulled from Pinterest....I'm going to have to hunt around and see if we saved the drawings...

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    2. There is a company that sells them (quite pricey, by the way). Farm-Marm, you could probably google it to get a picture to use as a guide.

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  8. This is exactly what I want for my yard,would you and your husband be willing to make photo copies of the grids that he used?

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    1. I'll have to hunt around and see if I can find them! This is from a few years ago, hopefully I saved them!

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  9. It’s beautiful! Just what I’ve been wanting to do for years. Please tell me the thickness of the plywood. Is it 1/2” or 3/4”?

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    1. Thank you! We used at least 5/8" plywood. We've just been putting on another coat of paint to preserve it.

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  10. Greetings. If you sell the pattern please let me know, because I want it. Blessing and be safe

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    1. Hello, Nilda! I will be selling these. I'm working on the process, right now! I will update the blog post when they are available! Thanks!

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  11. Greetings. If you sell the pattern, please let me know. I want one for my yard. I’m puertorican and we always celebrate the nativity and the wiseman

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    1. Hi Nilda! We have it!! Yay! Just email me and I will give you all the details! thestonybrookhouse@gmail.com

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  12. What an awesome project! Love everything about it!

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    1. Thanks, Cristina! We love putting it up every year!!

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  13. Hi. I made some of these for my self a couple years ago. How do you keep yours standing tall. Mine like to fall over a lot. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Leeann! We had the same problem at first. Then we purchased some of the metal fencing stakes and pounded 2 of them into the ground behind Mary and Joseph and at the front corners after we placed the nativity in our yard. Then screwed them into the nativity. We've never had a problem since. ๐Ÿ‘

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