Saturday, February 23, 2013

Painted Rock Nativity Sets - A Collection of Year-Round Display Ideas

Painted rock nativity sets aren't just for Christmas.

My Inspiration - Marquita's Display
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There are many ways to display painted rock nativity sets year round and during the holidays to express your unique style.

Simply place the nativity scene figures in a bookcase or on one of your tables.

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Easy Year-Round Display Idea
I would advise against placing heavy rocks in a high spot. If they get knocked over they could cause injury or damage.


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Natural Displays

Here's how to display painted rock nativity scene figures year round using natural elements such as a piece of slate, wooden bowl or plate, and decorative stones.
 
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Painted Rock Nativity Sets Displayed Using Natural Elements

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Candle Accessories Displays

Here's how you can display your unique, painted rock nativity scene figures year-round using candle accessories and glass gems. 

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Painted Rock Nativity Sets Displayed Using Candle Accessories

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Charger Plate Displays

Place the nativity set on a metal or plastic plate and surround with greenery, glass gems, or polished river stones.

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Customize this display to fit your decor with plate color choice, foliage type, gems, or rocks.


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Christmas Displays

Use an existing nativity stable and place the nativity scene figures inside.

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Painted Rock Nativity Set in a Traditional Display

I found this stable at my local craft store (Hobby Lobby). Stables come in many sizes and you should be able to find one at craft or general merchandise stores

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Use an existing nativity stable and animals that came with the set.

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Traditional Nativity Display with Animals

Store-bought nativity sets (stable and figures) come in many different sizes and are readily available. You can decide which pieces from the nativity set to combine with your painted rock nativity scene figures. 


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Make your own stable using balsa wood, bark, and moss.

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If you want to keep a natural or hand-made theme, a simple stable can be constructed with balsa wood, moss, and bark. This rustic display would be charming in a cozy mountain cabin.


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Make your own stable using a wooden key caddy.

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Learn how I made this nativity stable from a wooden key caddy.


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Outdoor Display

These edgestone paver nativity scene figures are sealed to withstand the outdoor elements. 

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Outdoor Pavestone Nativity Scene Figures


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Painted rock nativity sets are a unique and versatile addition to your home decor any time of the year.


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