We’re not ones for giant Santas or frosty snowmen. We prefer a quirkier Christmas vibe, with a little more character than your standard red and green. The inspiration behind this easy DIY Christmas decoration came from our love of vintage nativity scenes. Tree aside, we’ve always loved assembling the nativity scene the most – the camels and barn animals in particular. We searched high and low to find one that matched our style but came up empty handed. That’s when we tapped into our inner crafters. Okay, this hardly counts as a craft. This craft only requires three things – a paint brush, metallic acrylic paint, and plastic animals. We picked up the paint and brush at Michaels and grabbed the animals (farm and jungle) from a dollar store. Michaels sells animals too, but the dollar store ones are just as good and far more affordable. It’s as easy as dipping your brush in a dollop of paint. The animals will require a couple of coats, especially the darker ones. The acrylic paint dries really fast so you can do this in one or two sittings. And that’s it. See? Not really a craft.