Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Nativity Costumes

Ben comes from a large family and they always draw names each Christmas for gift-giving. This year we needed a gift for his brother's family and I saw this fun idea at Design Mom to make a set of nativity costumes that they could use for acting out the nativity on Christmas Eve.

We had so much fun as a family putting these costumes together. We started at the thrift store and found clothes and fabric that would work and searched through all the crazy trinkets to find gold, frankincense, and myrrh. I bought more fabric at a fabric store and made a few costumes (my mom made the angel costume when she was here for Thanksgiving). We made a variety of sizes so hopefully they will last through the years.

All packaged up and ready to go:

Amelia had fun modeling the costumes:


  1. Could you be any cooler? Love the costumes.

  2. Absolutely amazing Sarah. If Ben's family isn't thrilled, there is a problem! So cool!!!

  3. This is the cutest idea ever! did such a good job. Where did you find all those extras for the costumes? like the trumpet? and the crown? Amazing!