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7 DIY Nativity Crafts for Handmade Holidays

From manger crafts to crochet Mary and Joseph and more, these DIY Christmas decorations will help you remember the reason for the season.

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor,
Nativity Crafts

What better way to spend the holidays than decorating with your friends and family? These nativity crafts make great handmade decor for the Christmas season. These DIY nativity scenes also make perfect crafts for Sunday school lessons.

Put these handcrafted nativity scenes on your mantle or next to a window for a simple but meaningful decoration with a personal touch. Making these crafts is also a great way to tell your kids the story of Christmas while also making memories that will last a lifetime.

From sparkly nativity scenes that glisten with Christmas cheer to crochet Mary and Joseph and even a nativity made out of toilet paper rolls, there's a project here for every style of decor you can imagine.

1. Sparkling Nativity

This elegant nativity scene literally sparkles with the spirit of Christmas. Give it a try for a simple but lovely Christmas craft project.

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Sparkling Nativity

2. Silent Night Nativity Scene

This wooden nativity scene is pure joy! Get your kids involved with the painting, and you'll be making new Christmas memories in no time.

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Silent Night Nativity Scene

3. Crocheted Nativity

Crochet your way to a merry Christmas with this crocheted nativity scene. This project takes a while to do, but once you see all of the hard work you've put in, you'll want to show off your little yarn Mary and Joseph to everyone who visits.

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Crocheted Nativity

4. Little Nativity Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Save those toilet paper rolls for crafting, duh! This clever toilet paper roll nativity scene is too cute.

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Little Nativity Toilet Paper Roll Craft

5. Crochet 3 Wise Men

Don't forget about the three wise men! These amigurumi wise men are a great addition to your holiday decor.

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Crochet 3 Wise Men

6. Tin Can Lid Nativity Ornaments

Looking to reuse and recycle with your holiday decorations? These tin can lid ornaments are precious and a great way to incorporate the nativity scene onto your Christmas tree.

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Tuna Can Nativity Ornaments

7. Shell of Hope Nativity Christmas Ornament

Save some shells from the beach and turn them into this simple but sentimental ornament for the tree. This project takes no time at all, and it's simply adorable!

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Shell of Hope Nativity Christmas Ornament
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I started collecting nativites many years ago. I have them in wood, glass, porcelain , China, paper and chalk. I have made a crochet set and a knit set. This project is going to help me make this years nativity. The grand kids always want to see what kind I have this year.


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