Although I’ve just finished adding the final touches to our Thanksgiving decor, I’m itching to start on Christmas decorations. The mistletoe is patiently waiting on the mantle and the Nativity scene is peeking out of the box. If you’ve been brainstorming some Christmas DIY projects, you should add a Nativity to the list. Pull out the clay, pipe cleaners, and even toilet paper rolls to start making one of these 20 DIY Nativity Scenes.
Pick up wooden doll bodies from your local craft store and cover them in scrap fabric clothes.
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SPOOLS AND BEADS
Make a Nativity scene using spools and doll bead heads.
Find out more at Holes in My Shiny Veneer.
Download the template and instructions for making your own felt Nativity.
Find out more at Bugga Bugs.
FOR THE KIDS
Print out the Nativity scene, color and glue it to toilet paper tubes.
Find out more at Catholic Icing.
CLAY POT NATIVITY
Turn clay pots into a full Nativity scene that will last.
Find out more at Craftily Ever After.
FINGER PUPPET NATIVITY
Get the free download for making your own felt finger puppet Nativity scene.
Find out more at The Idea Room.
Paint a Nativity scene on separate blocks. Have the kids help paint.
Find out more at Gingersnap Crafts.
Make your own Nativity scene out of cardboard cutouts.
Find out more at Babyccino.
SILHOUETTE OR CUTOUTS
Cut out a Nativity scene on black paper using your Silhouette, or simply by following a stencil or image. Place it against a candle holder for the image to reflect onto a wall.
Find out more at The Nester.
If you have the skills, use these patterns to cut out your own Nativity from wood.
Find out more at Under My Polka-Dot Umbrella.
NATIVITY IN A GLOBE
Print the Nativity image on a transparency and place inside an ornament. So easy.
Find out more at The Sewer, The Caker the Copy Cat Maker.
I SPY NATIVITY
Fill an ornament with tiny Nativity scene parts and a filler to turn it into an I Spy game ornament.
Find out more at Chasing Cheerios.
PRINT AND BUILD
MATCHBOX ADVENT CALENDAR
Build an entire Nativity using matchboxes and have it double as an Advent calendar.
Find out more at Digit Prop.
Use clay to make this beautiful Nativity scene. She also includes steps for almost every character.
Find out more at Then She Made.
Turn simple clothespins into the Nativity.
Find out more at Lipstick and Laundry.
Instead of making a gingerbread house this year make a Nativity scene with cookies and candy.
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Get the tutorial and free pattern for making your own front yard Nativity out of wood.
Find out more at All Things Thrifty.
Put Nativity stickers on a magnetic sheet and trace out each image.
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Download the pattern and instructions to make a complete hand puppet Nativity.
Find out more at Embellish Goods.