Homemade Nativities

Over the years, we have made a number of Nativity figures.

…out of egg Cartons, felt, clothes pegs and toilet paper rolls.

paper roll nativity

 I made this hand sewn Nativity for my husband…before we had kids. I made the stable and the star, but not the tree.
nativity by the fire
Last year I made the Painted Wooden Saints version for our school’s Ornament Share.
  I outlined some of my recycled materials Nativity figures in my book A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families
 …and a couple years ago, my Aunt surprised me with the awesome knitted version: Auntie Ingrid’s Knitted Nativity (this link includes knitting pattern links!)
Here are a couple other awesome DIY Nativities I have found online…
Felt Nativity from youcanmakethis.com pattern and instructions by pdf

Edible Nativity from AOK Corral

Magnetic Nativity from CutoutandKeep.net

 Paper Nativity Dolls from MakingFriends.com
Happy Crafting!! You will treasure these homemade Nativities! Well worth the effort!
You will find a couple past year’s Advent link-ups at the CeleLINKY through the Seasons, right here at Equipping Catholic Families.


  1. LOVE the felt ones you made!!! Then again, I *am* partial to felt myself 🙂

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