We have been dressing up Nativity-style for years. Wearing bathrobes and sheets was just standard operating procedure here. And the angel always wore a slip on her head.
This year while we were dressing up the grand kids, mom had a flash of brilliance. Wait. There’s one thing you should know about this little lady dressed up like Mary. She doesn’t stop moving. Ever. I’m not totally convinced she sleeps. So just tying something on her would definitely not work.
Back to the brilliance. We pulled out some pillowcases and some pinking shears and cut holes for little heads and arms. We used scrap fabric to tie sashes around their waists. We found the brown and blue nativity hats at Oriental Trading Company for $3 a piece. That’s cheaper than you can make those! The sheep hat was a bit more (also from Oriental Trading Company)-but it comes with a vest that was just way too big for that cute chunky baby.
And there you have it. The easiest (NO SEWING!) and super cheap way to make a Nativity costume-that will actually stay on busy bodies. If you’re taking pictures-I wish you the best of luck. Christmas M&M bribes might be helpful.
Merry Christmas from our home to yours! May you have some silent nights this holiday season!