I always have so many Christmas post in December/November....I have to set them to post for the next year....this year when I started on a few projects in -cough- April -cough-....I decided to go on the Hallmark schedule and post a few of those projects in July...right after I go and pick this year's ornament from the collection. ;o) I found some old shutters at a garage sale a few years back, and I've saved them for just the right project. The shutters were free. I bought some really thin wood and had my friend Terry cut out a little oval to make baby Jesus...
I painted his face flesh colored, and then I did my favorite painting technique (my friend Terry taught me about this, and it really does make the wood projects look better for some reason). Basically, take an old (duh) tooth brush and white or black (or both) colored paint.
I decided to add one of these little wooden buttons for a nose. I glued it down with wood glue. That'll teach my brother to leave his woodworking stuff at my house.
I added some Spanish Moss to the back with hot glue as well for the bed of hay.
I also added a star. I bought this in the unfinished wood section at JoAnne (If you can't find your jig saw and you don't have a friend who will cut out your shapes for you-you can also find all sorts of shapes and be creative about making your own baby. I saw these ovals at Michael's.)