Supplies needed for this project:
Proxxon Jig Saw
1 Medium Martin Gourd with a thick neck
pencil and eraser
Small nativity scene
light with cord
small piece of lightweight wood cut into a round piece.
glitter and glitter paint
To begin this project I drew the portions that needed to be cut out unto the gourd. I then cut them out with the Proxxon Jig Saw. I sanded any areas that might need it with my Proxxon Delta Sander. Then I got down to the business of turning this gourd into a Nativity! I taped off the bottom of the gourd and painted the upper portion of it with a Prussian Blue acrylic paint and finished off the inside with glitter, glitter and more gold glitter! I then drilled the hole for the light and also put up a small barrier in front of the light to block too much light from shining out into someones face. I glued the round wooden piece to the inside of the gourd. I painted the round piece a tan color. Make sure that you seal and then seal again, the inside and outside of the gourd. Once that is done you can safely put your straw down with some glue and the nativity also.
Isn't this so pretty? I'm in love with it.
Here's how it looks with the lights out. This piece is just very special and is going to be loved
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