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13 Nativity Manger Sets To Make


The Nativity is such a lovely homemade project to create for your family this holiday season.  Here are several tutorials on how to make your own Nativity Manger sets with pictured tutorials with free nativity patterns, small nativity sets, how to make a nativity stable and even outdoor nativities! There are 29 Nativity tutorials to make over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community if you’re looking how to make even more three themes with great instructions.


The Nativity

Away in a Manger 1.  Away in a Manger {Homemade Creche} ~ This beautiful jewel toned nativity scene is the perfect way to remember the reason for the season.  Make your own nativity scene with pipe cleaners, yarn and a shoebox for the stable.

Wooden Doll Nativity

2.  Wooden Doll Nativity ~ Come let us adore him!  Make this wooden nativity with wooden doll bodies and fabric scraps.  The simplicity of this set is gorgeous.

Nativity Manger

Crochet Nativity Set 3.  Crochet Nativity Set ~ Download the free printable instructions to crochet this beautiful nativity set.  An intermediate crochet skill level is required.

Baby Jesus

4.  Baby Jesus Craft ~ Away in a manger!  This baby Jesus craft is absolutely darling.  I adore the star hanging over baby Jesus.  The manger template is available to trace on wood, cut it and stain it.

Christmas Nativity Pictures

Nativity Christmas Printable

5.  Nativity Christmas Printable {Printable Gift Ideas} ~ I designed this for a Christmas present for the ladies at my church. This simple quote has great meaning during the Holiday season and this print will make a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations. Christmas Vinyl Wall Decor

6.  Vinyl Nativity Scene ~ I adore this nativity scene with empty frames.  The vinyl images are adhered to the wall and cheap empty frames are hung over them.  The beautiful red bows really give it the finished look.  You can use your Silhouette or Cricut to cut the images.

Nativity Templates Printable

Printable Nativity {Free Printable Christmas Decorations}

7.  Printable Nativity {Free Printable Christmas Decorations} ~ This beautiful printable Christmas nativity is an  inexpensive decoration for the holidays.  Perfect for a newly married couple that haven’t collected a lot of Christmas decorations or a unique addition to a collection of nativity displays.  This printable is free for you to download and print.

Children's Nativity

8.  DIY Printable Nativity for Kids ~ This printable nativity set is a fun activity for the whole family.  The kids can color all the pictures and then play all they want without mom having to worry about a broken piece. Printable Nativity Templates

9.  Nativity Paper Doll {free printables} ~ Let your children create their own nativity with this super fun magnetic activity.  Simply print the free nativity paper dolls and background on magnetic paper, add to a cookie sheet and voila!  It’s perfect for traveling, quiet time, a magnetic fridge or wall.

Small Nativity Set

Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

10.  Small Nativity Set ~ This simple and inexpensive nativity set was made using 2 x 2 wood blocks and furniture knobs.  For an unfinished look you can paint and distress them.  Add a gift tag and they make terrific gifts.

Nativity Blocks

11.  Nativity Blocks ~ Kids are always wanting to play with the nativity scene.  But, they are usually fragile and if you don’t want it to end up broken, the little ones are generally banned from playing with Jesus.  This is a great way to give a nativity that they can handle and play with.  They could even help make it!

How To Make A Nativity Stable

How to Make a Stable

12.  Craft Stick Children’s Nativity ~ This craft stick and clay pot nativity set was designed just for kids.  They can play with it and keep it in their room.  They can also help you make it which makes it even more special and memorable!

Outdoor Nativity Scene

Outdoor Nativity

13.  Outdoor Nativity ~ Interlocking concrete landscape pavers are perfect for making an outdoor nativity.  They are heavy, durable, and inexpensive.  Exterior paint was used to keep the details simple.  They hold up well too, this is the fifth year that they have been used.

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