Thursday, December 17, 2015
MOPs Ornament 2015
On Monday afternoon, I took some time to paint a peg Mary and Joseph. Baby Jesus is in his white swaddling clothes. I took a round piece of wood and painted it yellow for a base for my ornament then added a white star. My thinking is the yellow piece is a halo around the blessed family. I also added a bit of rafia to the bottom for hay and I was finished. I just love the way it turned out. I did learn that I should use my glue gun to glue the people to the base before painting their eyes. I had to re do Mary and Joseph's faces and eyes because a strand of glue smeared the black paint I used as their eyes. So if you do this project, paint everything and let it dry before gluing. I was impatient in my haste to get done so I had to lick my calf over as we say in North Georgia.
I think this is one of my favorite ornaments on the tree this year.