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michael b    1

Here is a piture of my Nativity. I purchased the frames from Lori's and put the lights on Joseph and Jesus. My nine year old daughter put the lights on Mary.

Post pictures of your Nativity.

Michael B

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HiramDawg wrote:

How do you attach a photo on here???

I open it in Picture Manger. Edit it down to 450x450 or somewhere close. Save in a file on my desk top. I call mine Christmas 2007.

Clickreply in this thread. Type some first. Click Browse below. Find the Pic file you saved, click open and send.

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Ron,

I love have you incorporate your Nativity into your display. I am going to come by this week to see your display. I can't wait.

Michael B

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HiramDawg wrote:

Here is mine. I made the manger last year out of simple 1x's and plywood. Enjoy!

Your Nativity is nice. Is that a banner next to it or an outdoorChristmas card?

Michael B

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wirekat wrote:

We did our nativity with colors poster glued to 1/2" MDO plywood.

Kevin,

Beautiful! How long did it take to cut them out and glue them? I like your flood light set-up.

Michael B

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wirekat    1

Thanks Michael!

I spent about a week of afternoons. I let each sheet dry overnight.

I used Tightbond III and rolled it out with a laminate roller. Then I

used a cheap iron to iron out any wrinkles. I painted the edges and back

with flat black exterior latex and sprayed the front with two coats of satin poly.

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roberson3 wrote:

We got this one this year and our kids love it.

Paul,

Your Nativity is beautiful. What is it made of? What brand is it? I didn't see any cords, soI am assuming you are lighting it with floods.

Michael B

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Michael B wrote:

roberson3 wrote:

Paul,

Your Nativity is beautiful. What is it made of? What brand is it? I didn't see any cords, soI am assuming you are lighting it with floods.

Michael B

Michael,

Thanks. I searched and searched most of the summer for a nativity set and we decided on this one. It is made out of polyresin, and we do light it with floods. Here is a link to where we got it.

http://www.christmasnightinc.com/c42/29-Nativity-Set-12-Piece-p279.html

Paul

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defcon 5    0

Here is a pic of ournativity.

Funny story: After I came in from my 2 hours of building it I told my wife that extreme home makeover has nothing on me. I built a house in 2 hours:laughing::laughing::shock:

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Someone in the last year or so posted a pic of a blowmold set that they painted with a granite paint and used flood lights. If someone knows or can share a picture, I would love to see it again. I have been looking for something similar but haven't found the right set yet.

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krusaders wrote:

Here is one of two.

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Krusaders,

I love it. Does it light up well at night?

I plan on getting the 3 Wisemen for my Nativity next year.

Michael B

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Steveb wrote:

Here is one from our display....

Steve, Your nativity is awesome. Whatsize is it? I can't tell in the picture. I really love the detail.

Michael B

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