Take a little time out of the bustle of the season to stitch up a primitive wool nativity scene.
O Holy Night is a simple wool wall hanging. It features Mary, Joseph and the babe in a nativity scene on a starlit night.
O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining. It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.
Both of our daughters sang for Christmas Eve church services when they were younger. After the early service, we hosted family for a meal and then we’d all head back to town for the candlelight service. O Holy Night, Mary, Did You Know, and Silent Night (to guitar) are the ones I remember most.
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Click on the download below for the templates and head outside to find the perfect hanging stick!
This O Holy Night nativity scene starts with a dark purple wool for the nighttime background. Choose any color for your stable. The gold wool depicts the glow of light, from the star and the presence of the Christ child. While I chose more traditional colors for Mary and Joseph, herringbone or other textured wools would add interest. Chain stitches add details the holy family. Blanket stitches finish the edges. I went outside to find the perfect stick for hanging this wool art.
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Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy Christmas filled with joy and blessings.