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Manger Scene Shadow Box Part Three~{final}

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Hey, guys today Maymay starts a construction project! We are building a stable for our manger scene shadow box.... this is will be part one of the creating of this fun box. So grab a cuppa cuppa and settle in to watch......


****All measurements are based on the shadow box we carry in our store. Your box may have a different dimension, but you can use Maymay's construction floor plans to create the stable to fit your box. *****

The first thing she did was paint the shadow box black to give us the illusion of a dark night sky. **tip: paint the sides and a lil bit of the back to ensure that you can't see the raw wood color when this is on display. 

We painted the miniature Nativity scene pieces white with acrylic paint. 


Stable section frame template: 

~ cut a 6x6 piece of paper, then trace another piece that measures approx. 5 1/2 x 5 1/2  centered on the 6x6 piece to create the frame, then cut the center section out. Use this to trace over the star section of paper from Oh Holy Night paper collection. Fit this to the section in the shadow box, you may need to trim to fit. 


Roof: Cut 1 piece of chipboard to 1 1/2 x 5 and lightly score ( just til you break the surface)at 2.5"  Bend gently to create the roof shape. You may need to trim to fit. 

Walls (legs) of stable: cut 4 pieces of the chipboard to 3 1/4 x 3/8" See the video on how to construct the stable. You may need to trim to fit 

Decorate the stable with the Holy family and stickers from the paper collection. 


Supplies used: 

Oh Holy Night paper collection

Shadow box

Christmas Nativity figures 

acrylic paint 


Art Glitter Glue

Tim Holtz Shears

paper bag

Scotty( aka Scotch Foam Tape roll) 

 Stay tuned for Part 2

Please remember to head on over to our Facebook group, Maymay Made It and So Did I: a place to share your Maymay inspired projects.  We love to see your versions. You can also showcase your creations on the Customer Gallery, to show us what you are making with the products you have purchased from our store.


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  • Maymay this so beautiful! You did such a wonder job in making this. Just love it 😍!

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