I got these little wooden nativity scene cutouts from Oriental Trading last season after Christmas. I re-found them this year, and decided to paint them up. Well, I didn't have enough paint colors, so I switched to markers and finished them up. They were originally ornaments, so I cut off the strings on top, and made this little diorama because we don't have a nativity scene to put under the tree.
I took a smallish cardboard box, cut the top and pieced it together to make it arched at the top. I then used a glue gun to arrange all the little figures in a scene, and made sure to cover up any logos or mailing info on the box. I did that by cutting up a small paper lunch bag and gluing it on top of the logos and such.
I'm really proud of the way this turned out! I might add a bit of raffia to make it look more "barn-like", but I'm really happy with the way it looks now as well!
By Jackie from Feasterville, PA
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I was thinking I wanted to make a nativity when I saw my husband's empty medicine bottles. I thought these would make neat people. Then the idea came to me.
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I used to make the nativity snow globes with my Sunday school class. Do you know where I can find those mini nativity scenes?The craft store where I bought them has closed. The pic below is one made into a clear glass ornament.
Esty sells the nativity silhouette on their website. One of the silhouettes looks like the one in your photos. Please see their website here:
Does anyone have any ideas for simple Nativity scene crafts to make and sell for a church bazaar? I work better in fabric, yarn, and felt materials. Other religious craft ideas would be appreciated, also.
By Laura J.
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Outdoor Nativity Scene. Here is my nativity stable my husband put together. He made it out of skids sitting up on end and put wafer board around the sides.
To make this train station and town with a nativity set, you will need a sheet of plywood (4 x 8 feet) placed on two carpentry horses and covered with green felt cloth.
You can use a shoe box to make an adorable little nativity to use as a Christmas decoration. A recycled shoebox Christmas nativity mini-theater is fun to make and will look great displayed during the Christmas season.