12 Crafty Nativity Set Tutorials


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!  These are perfect for creating traditions as a family and are so much fun!

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There are 72 Nativity tutorials to make over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community if you’re looking how to make even more Nativity themes with great instructions.  Or, you can find thousands of Christmas tutorials on the Christmas site!

The Nativity

DIY Nativity

1.  A DIY Nativity ~ Come let us adore him!  Make this serene nativity with chip board and silhouette downloads.  Add spray paint and glitter to make it dazzle.

Nativity DIY

2.  Christmas Nativity Tableau {free printable} ~ This peg doll and download 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!

Nativity Manger

Nativity Christmas Printable

3.  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.

DIY Nativity

4.  Lighted Nativity Shadow Box ~ Framed and lighted shadow box nativity. Using my Silhouette, etched glass vinyl and a fun set of twinkle lights. I made this adorable picture for your Mantel, Shelf or table this holiday season.

Christmas Nativity Pictures

Christmas Vinyl Wall Decor
5.  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 Picture

6.  Nativity Glass Ornament ~ Check out this tutorial to add images to a glass ornament.  The added snow gives it the wow factor.

Nativity Templates Printable

Nativity Printable Template

7.  Nativity Printable {free download} ~ Keep kids entertained with this free nativity printable set.  They can play with it or use for decoration.

Printable Nativity Templates

8.  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

Nativity Set

9.  Printable Nativity Set with Play Script ~ This awesome download has everything you need to put on a skit or family lesson about the birth of Jesus. You could either dress up in costume and act out the play or use the little characters provided and let the kids do a sort-of puppet show.

DIY Nativity

10.  Simple Wooden Nativity {Christmas DIY Decor} ~ This is a great little nativity set you can make with the help of this post! All the supplies can be purchased at your local craft store. Could even be a fun craft for older children to help make!

How To Make A Nativity Stable

Nativity Stable

11.  DIY Nativity Stable ~ Are you in need of a stable to hold your nativity pieces?  Gather some wood scraps and moss sheets to make your own.

Outdoor Nativity Scene

Outdoor Nativity

12.  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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