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Jen writes, "Just sharing these darling photo-tutorials my Aunt put together for a darling Christmas craft.  My aunt said that she has no problem with people making as many as they wish for gifts."


1.  Paint the little head flesh color.  Add eyes and cheeks.

2. To make the cradle, copy this image into Word and cut it out.  Trace pattern onto wood and it out.

3.  Paint or stain the cradle brown.  If you want the aged look, splatter a darker brown paint on with a toothbrush. 

4.  Hot glue the excelsior on top of cradle.

5.  Fold the white square of felt as shown in photo.  We put a small amount of batting inside so it wouldn't look flat. 

6.  Hot glue the felt and head in place. 

7.  Drill a small hole just behind baby's head for the wire.

8.  Bend a piece of wire (about 5 or 6 inches long) and glue into the drilled hole.

9.  Attach a star (either a wooden one or a small ornament star).

Comments (21)
  • Maile

    SO adorable!!!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this!! I love it! :D

  • Bonnie

    So cute! Love it!

  • Sandra Nelsen

    This is the sweetest little Christmas craft I have ever seen. I want to do some with my little grandchildren.

  • Rebecca

    Do you know what kind of saw they used to cut out the manger?

  • Anel

    this is absolutely adorable, i'm in love with this craft :D

  • bev

    these are sweet , thank you .xx :-)

  • Luciene

    I love it!
    Very cute!!!

  • Myra

    I Love this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  • Eva

    It is a very spiritual gift to give. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Elaine

    Wow! This is so precious. Thanks so much for sharing your idea and showing how to make it.

  • Jen D

    These are adorable! Do you happen to know what gauge wire was used?

  • carol

    very cute, thanks for sharing.

  • Betty K

    I love these. Thanks for sharing

  • Amy Laney

    Here the baby Jesus's you needed!

  • Corinna

    EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you!

  • Heather Cole-Church

    I usually don't leave comments, but this was AWESOME... I'm thinking of doing a 'Homemade/handmade Christmas gift' for 2012 for all of the relatives and this just might be it. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE IT!

  • Guest

    thank you for sharing!

  • Guest

    I made these last year with my grandkids. We made a special night of it. Created great memories. Thank you for sharing this craft.

  • Lin  - Thank You

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful craft. I made my Christmas cards for the first time myself this year and am looking for something for 2013. I think I found it! God Bless and Happy New Year!

  • Jan

    What type of wood did you use?

  • Teresa

    These were a hit! I had everything cut out, painted and ready to assemble for my activity day girls. They had a lot of fun putting them together and they turned out SO CUTE! Thank you for such a great idea! :cheer:

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