DIY Crèche - Nativity Scene

by - Sunday, December 07, 2014

Don't you just love Christmas time?
One thing I especially enjoy about the season is not only getting selfies with Santa, but decorating the tree and putting (or in this case making) the crèche [Nativity Scene]. 
However this year, I didn't put up a tree but I did use something else in place. :)

DIY Crèche 

Step 1 : Put on your favourite Christmas music.
I started with 'Little Drummer Boy' from Pentatonix. :) 

Step 2 : Grab a box ! The size depends on you and if your Nativity figurines are small / big, etc.. mine are fairly big. 
With the box, cut off the flap on the top and both sides (don't throw away, you will need these pieces.) I left the bottom flap for support as how I display my Crèche is at an angle, so I push it towards the wall and use the flap to keep it supported, if that makes any sense. lol 

Cut the middle top of the box in half and use 2 of those flaps you cut off to staple each end to the box halves. You will need one of those heavy duty staple guns that have long staples to go through the cardboard. Bend the pieces before to make a flat top. 
[See photo to see what I mean]
So far, this is what it should look like.
Now that the basic box is complete, time to dress.
Materials used are Burlap and Brown/Gold paper.
Step 3 : Take the brown/gold paper and lightly and sparsely spray with a rustic colour spray paint, after dried, crumble to give it a nice texture. 

Step 4 : Dress the box. Crumble and cover the box, using pins to secure in place. 
Step 5 : Use the burlap and dress around the Crèche. I used the natural colour and a dark brown.  Be creative with placement and colours or materials! Most importantly have fun! :)
Feel free to add moss and pebbles to your Nativity Scene. I like to add trees and also drape some lights around. 
If you have any questions, let me know. 

For our tree this year, I used these red branches with balls and swirls from Raz Imports. I used a tall glass vase filled with stones to keep steady and used red crinkled paper to fill it. 
Another little something I put together for decoration. 
Have a wonderful week !!! ♡ ♡ 

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  1. This is super great - I've always fancied having a Nativity Scene for Christmas, but they can be quite pricey! Thanks for the comment sweetie

    - Che

  2. Oh my goodness, you're so talented. Such dedication to detail. Great job. (new post)

  3. I love your creche. It is amazing. We have a creche every year as well, but it isn't anything like that. Wonderful Lu.

  4. Louann, I adore how creative you are, that nativity scene is gorgeous, WOW <3 Have I ever told you how pretty you are, you have such a sweet look about you <3

    I wanted to thank you for the really sweet words you left on my blog xox.... I hope things are going well for you, I am completely thrilled that my exam is over, I passed... no more studying for a few months for me, I need a break lol... xox

  5. Wow, that turned out really great!!! Nice work!
    Melanie @

  6. That Nativity scene looks so creative

  7. wow, this is just too good. I almost suck at anything crafty!

  8. It's sooo pretty! Love this DIY, perfect for Christmas time ♥

  9. Great post dear. xx

  10. Gosh, that's a beautiful piece of work, dear! Love it! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

  11. Oh my gosh, you literally just TRANSFORMED that cardboard box and tissue paper! My eyes quite literally widened, I have never seen anyone create a nativity set this way before. Fantastic! :)


  12. Oh wow, the end result is beautiful! That's an amazing DIY, great job! xx

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  13. Wow it looks amazing!! I can't believe you made this, it looks so professional!

    Bella Pummarola

  14. You did a great job with this DIY, love it! ;) xoxo

  15. amazing ideas babe! thanks for sharing!




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