In addition to a custom with centuries of history, as we have seen in some of our previous post, to mount the nativity scene represents every Christmas a great opportunity to spend a pleasant and fun time with the family. The nativity scene adds a touch of warmth and tradition to the winter decoration of your home. Today we will see the 10 fundamental steps that, in our opinion, we must follow so that our birth is the envy of the entire neighborhood. You follow us?


Assembly of the nativity scene of controlador.net

Assembly detail of the controllers nativity scene

10 steps to mount a nativity portal

  1. Trace the nativity scene in our mind before putting it into practice. How many meters do you have available? How many figures? What budget do you plan to spend? Previous questions that you should not forget before getting down to work.
  2. Draw a sketch on paper, where the different zones or scenes you want to represent appear. The types of cribs are endless, from the traditional and simple mystery to extensive assemblies that include the arrival of the Magi, Herod's Castle or scenes that, although anachronistic, give more prominence to the portal, such as the Flight to Egypt or the Annunciation of the angel Gabriel. Even many nativity scenes include in their step by step the reproduction of their own city, customizing the nativity scene to their liking. All this will depend on the factors indicated in step 1.
  3. Do you already have the sketch? Now you will have to start preparing the terrain. Condition the surface on which you are going to mount the portal. If it is a table, set it out of plastic or tough paper so it does not get damaged.
  4. The relief, a matter of taste. The most strict, historically speaking, study the orography of ancient Palestine to get a nativity portal as true as possible to reality. If you do not want to complicate yourself so much, you can design your own base on which to settle the rest of the manger. El porexpán It is the most extended material, but you can also make the land and the mountains with plaster, cork, wood or even paper and carpenter's tail.
  5. Cover the surface of the portal. Once the terrain is molded, the next step will be to cover it to simulate the desert sand, the grass of the meadows or the snow of the mountains. In any specialized store we will find the necessary material for it. Trees can be made using pieces of branches or shrubs that we find in the field. Beware of protected species, such as moss! Be well informed before starting any plant.


    Assembly of the nativity scene of controlador.net

    Assembly detail of the controllers nativity scene

  6. Next we will begin to place the constructions. If you are very crafty, you can make them yourself with the same materials as the base of the crib. Otherwise, the houses, public buildings, bridges and other complements are sold already finished, ready to place in the desired place. The distribution of the buildings will be another of the key points of the assembly, but always taking care of the proportions. And, of course, do not forget the mystery!
  7. Lighting, a delicate matter that will give your nativity scene the touch of professionalism that you have always sought. En controladores.net we have the best solutions to light up your nativity scene: led lights, torches, Connectors, automatic controllers, etc.


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  8. Once you have the "people", you will have to place the figures, the human part of the nativity scene. There are many alternatives in terms of sizes, materials or prices. Choose the ones you like the most and try to acquire more each year, to expand the collection and keep surprising your friends. You can follow the Christmas chronology and move the characters, such as advancing the Magi to the manger as the birth of Christ approaches.
  9. The accessories: animals inside the barn, lots of straw, kiosks with fruit in the market, etc. As far as your imagination guides you!
  10. The final point to a good nativity scene is to enjoy it with your friends and neighbors. Spread your creation and teach it to everyone who wants to see it. Little by little you will gain experience and you will get your nativity scene to gain popularity and majesty. And, in any case, it will always be a good argument to have a good time while you ride it.

 

And you, Have you already thought about how the next Christmas portal will be?

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Fecha: 20 / 07 / 2016|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |

One Comment

  1. St. 12/06/2020 at 23:58 - Reply

    Good follow up. Very simple. I was thinking of making the decoration with cork.

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