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4 Dec.2019

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Hello dear readers,

How quick is the change from "last" to "next" year! I can't believe this is already a post in 2020.
This is Birgit's challenge,  making a nativity inside an olive wood Star of David.  The origin of the wood is from an olive grove near Bethlehem. The star was exported to Germany, purchased by Birgit and sent back to me in Israel.  Dear Birgit I hope you'll like the outcome of this challenge.

I had two ideas on how to make the tiny scene. 1. The Holy Family made like beads on very thin metal strings fixed to the top and bottom of the open center in the star. 2.  A  wooden box, shaped in a way that will fit the open center. The second idea appealed to me so here are step by step work photos.

A template of the star-shaped open center.

Cut pieces from a popsicle stick.

 A cardstock back is glued to the box. The holy family is crafted in Fimo.  It looks better than on  the photos.

There is a lot more space in a walnut shell than in this star's center.  Still, it was fun to make it.

I wish you a wonderful weekend with blessings.


  1. First of all: Happy New Year to you - best wishes for 2020! I hope you've enjoyed wonderful, festive Hanukkah days together with your family (who now are the proud and happy owners of awesome walnut shells).

    Wow, it's impressive how you've managed to turn this little "challenge" into a triumph… Wonderful work - and a stunning idea to use the star as a cover and to build room for a scene behind it. The holy family looks wonderful and I really admire your awesome result. Nevertheless I also had to giggle - you don't often hear sentences like this: There's more space in a walnut shell than in a star… okay... it was "this" star… but you need to take the opportunities to smile as they come, right? ;O)


  2. CLEVER GIRL!!! Your solutions to the challenge are Brilliant, Drora!
    Happy New Year and may I say that you are already off to a GREAT Start! :D


  3. That's so pretty! I love how it looks.

  4. Happy New Year to you and yours, dearest Drora! I hope you had a festive Hanukkah with your family. I'm sure that they all liked your gifts of the nativities in your walnut shells.
    WOW, this is great, dear Drora, your solution for covering the star shape at the rear side by this tiny stable is very clever!! Love this teeny tiny nativity!
    Warm hugs, Ilona

  5. Happy New Year to you too!!! What a great nativity scene in the star!! I love it.

  6. Feliz Año nuevo Drora,una idea fantástica como has conseguido el reto,se ve genial.Besos:-)

  7. Qué trabajo precioso, Drora! Me conmueve pensar en esa madera de Belén... Qué milagro nuestros blogs que unen estando tan lejos! ♥ Que tengas un año muy feliz y que sigamos compartiendo

  8. Feliz año nuevo Drora, me encanta ese mini belén, es precioso!!

  9. Que gran idea para mostrar un Belen.
    Es un bonito logro del reto.
    Feliz Año Nuevo.
    Un abrazo

  10. Wow Drora! You have met Birgit's challenge and exceeded it in a wonderfully creative way! It would have taken me ages to figure out how to make the box for the back. And the tiny Holy Family! Amazing! I just love this!

  11. Hola Drora,espero que hayáis pasado unos bonitos días de Hanukka con tu familia y amigos!
    La solución para crear una bella escena de la sagrada familia en la estrella,ha sido genial,te ha quedado muy bonita!!

  12. ¡Feliz año 2020!Precioso el nacimiento de la estrella

  13. Beautiful!
    Happy New Year 2020!

  14. Yea amazing the star came back to Israel, how nice. Wonderful how you have preserved this sene, what a good idea.
    Happy New Year

  15. I never cease to admire the tiny work! It's lovely! And a very happy new year to you and your nearest and dearest ones.

  16. Que detalle mas bonito , que buena idea . te deseo mucha felicidad y muchas minis para el 2020, besos

  17. Que bonito trabajo Drora, te ha quedado genial.
    Te deseo muy feliz año 2020.
    Un abrazo

  18. Oh my goodness Drora, what a beautiful way to display a mini
    .The star makes a perfect frame

    And I like how you chose a delicate blue background against the
    .colour of the star

    Hugs from Riverside