This DIY nativity set with wood peg dolls is budget friendly and not too kitschy. If you love modern, this set is for you!
Hi there! Jennifer from Brave New Home here to share what will likely be my last holiday project of the season – a modern DIY nativity scene.
I’ve been wanting a nativity set for years but they’re pricey and I was having trouble finding one that wasn’t too kitschy. What better reason to DIY than saving money and nailing your own style?
Wooden DIY Nativity Set
For this modern DIY nativity, you will need seven 3″ wooden dolls, one 2″ wooden doll, one 1 1/8″ wooden doll, one 1.5″ wooden ball, two 1″ balls, one small wooden bowl, cardboard, chopsticks, toothpicks, acrylic paints, felt, a brown paper bag and a hot glue gun.
Then I made a manger from cardboard. I had originally planned to make one out of wood but I wanted to build a prototype out of cardboard first. I liked the way the cardboard looked so much that I may just use the wood I bought for a different project.
If you wanted to go make a more elaborate DIY nativity scene, you could embellish the manger by adding a roof and decorating the inside as a barn. Or you could add more animals. It’s really up to you!