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
- Download the free Nativity template from Under My Umbrella
- Cut out of felt
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 is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
9 thoughts on “Easy DIY Felt Nativity Scene”
Two thumbs up! What a great set to have for your re-telling with the family. Thanks for linking up over at PreK+K Sharing!
Cute… and perfect for Christmas Eve church service!
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How cute! Look forward to reading more of your wonderful craft and activity ideas in 2010. Your blog is a great inspiration to me as a mother of a young child. :)
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Merry Christmas! That was an amazing castle and I am so glad you got home to see your family!
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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2010 for you and your family!! :-)
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Love this! Can’t have too many child-friendly nativity sets, and yours is gorgeous!!
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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.
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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.
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Merry Christmas! thanks, I love this
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