Easy DIY Felt Nativity Scene

Easy DIY felt nativity tutorial

I made this felt Nativity Scene for our felt board using this free nativity scene pattern from Under My Umbrella. The pattern was designed for wood cut-outs, but it works perfectly for felt!

How to Make a Felt Nativity Scene

This felt nativity scene was really easy to make! Since the shapes are silhouette, cutting them out is easy and quick.

Materials Needed to Make a Felt Nativity Scene

  • Felt. Wool felt is lovely, but if you are looking to save money I also recommend this polyester felt.
  • Sharp scissors – otherwise cutting the felt will drive you crazy! These Ghinger sewing shears are an investment, but mine have lasted since 1998 without any issues.
  • Felt board. Follow the tutorial for the felt board featured above, or try making a simple hoop felt board. In either case, I recommend using fleece rather than felt for the actual board. It is nice and stretchy so you can get a snug fit, and felt sticks to it beautifully. There are also some great felt boards you can buy, such as:
    • Flannel Tabletop Easel. This one is nice because it stands up on its own. It is fairly large – 18 by 24 inches.a
    • Felt Notice Board. This one stands out because it is very large – 36 by 24 inches.

DIY Felt Nativity Scene Instructions

  1. Download the free Nativity template from Under My Umbrella
  2. Cut out of felt
  3. Enjoy!

It really is as simple as that!

If you make a felt nativity scene using this post, I would love to see a photo! Upload one to my Facebook Page, or tag me on Instagram!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

9 thoughts on “Easy DIY Felt Nativity Scene”

  1. I love it! I just got felt for Christmas (funny how items I’ll use for our son – like a laminating machine or felt – become gifts for me, but crafty things are my favorites gifts), and I have been meaning to get a nativity. Next year I’ll do this for sure. We just made a road scene felt set tonight. Maybe I’ll blog about it this week. He loved it for a good hour at least.
    .-= lynn´s last blog ..Here Comes Santa Claus (and A Lot of Snow) =-.

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I am happy to meet you and your blog and I hope that you all enjoyed your special Christmas day.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Merry Christmas! =-.

  3. Elisa @ blissfulE

    Love this! Can’t have too many child-friendly nativity sets, and yours is gorgeous!!
    .-= Elisa @ blissfulE´s last blog ..Vi’s first Christmas tree =-.

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