Good morning and happy Thursday! I am happy to be here along with LOTS of other bloggers sharing our knockoffs, Holiday Edition. As you might know, I collect nativities. I have since I was first married. I TRY to get a new one each year.
I am loving metallic right now and priced this beauty. But it was not meant to be. (I am a cheapskate and, I love a good deal) SO, I thought, “Why not make my own Silver Inspired Nativity.”
Have you ever shopped with Department 56? There are LOTS of novelties and Christmas decor.
I went on the hunt for a nativity set that was on the smallish size because our home is small and I want to show off ALL of the Nativity sets I have.
I chose one from Dollar Tree. It’s cute, has all the important figures, and for a dollar a piece, I was set.
My first task was to spray paint them with Krylon Silver Metallic Paint. It dries within 15 minutes, so it went by fast.
Now that they had 2 coats of paint, I was ready for the next step.
This finish has actual metals in it. You have to shake it REALLY well, so it is VERY mixed.
Using a small paint bristle brush, I began to add the silver metallic surfacer.
I let my Silver Inspired Nativity dry over night before touching them. They are now weatherproof and ideal for outside, as well.
I love the new look. AND I have a Silver Inspired Nativity.
I KNOW if Hubby knew I wanted a REAL silver Nativity, he would have bought it for me. But, making my own was a lot more fun, and I like it even more than if I had the REAL deal.
I hope you will take a minute to see ALL of the other Rock Your Knockoffs Holiday Edition below. There are SOME AMAZING ideas and creativity.
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