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How to make a ceramic-like creche scene from plywood, decorated with a cold enameling medium.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 44

How to make a colorful Bethlehem scene using paper boxes and cylinders covered with felt.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 44

How to make the stage, scenery and puppets for a nativity scene puppet show.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 52

Patterns and instructions for making a simple balsa-wood creche. Designs are marked on the pieces with felt marking pens to resemble woodburning.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 69, 130

Instructions for making a manger scene from corrugated paper.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 74, 132

Aluminum nativity scene figures you can make. Instructions included. Also pictured are needlpoint figurines for which the patterns must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1974 (v.52#12) pg. 36, 62

How to make embroidered creche figures. Patterns included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1975 (v.53#12) pg. 32, 69

Simple pine nativity scene can be made from wood. All figures fit together in the manger frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 49

How to make an appliqued creche banner. Patterns and instructions included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 96, 186, 201

Burlap creche.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1978 (v.56#12) pg. 75, 138

Woodburned creche figures made from pine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 41, 52

Madonna and child worked in muslin.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1981 (v.59#12) pg. 77, 165

Corn shuck creche.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1982 (v.60#12) pg. 13, 52

How to make angel and shepherd-boy Nativity pageant costumes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1983 (v.61#12) pg. 4

Simple copper-tooled creche figures.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1983 (v.61#12) pg. 47, 132

Make children's creche costumes for Christmas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1985 (v.63#12) pg. 82, 174

Soft-sculpture creche figures for Mary, Joseph and the infant.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1987 (v.65#12) pg. 41, 58

Christmas creche features cornhusk figures and a manger made of twigs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1989 (v.67#12) pg. 38, 46, 48

Wooden nativity figures cut from pine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1990 (v.68#12) pg. 44, 39

Almost life-size stable animals for a manger scene have saw-horse bodies. Patterns for sheep and donkey heads are furnished.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1996 (v.74#12) pg. 46, 48

Miniature stable built of wood is used in a Christmas Nativity scene. Est. cost: $8.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 26

Nativity scene features a simple stable and patterns for 11 different characters which are jigsawed from various color woods.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 30

Christmas lawn figures made from painted plywood. Plans for a Santa Clause and a nativity scene.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 40

Build a handsome post-and-beam model stable for your Christmas nativity scene.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 22

Simple three-piece nativity scene. Wooden figures representing the Holy Family can be finished in one of three ways (painted, stained, woodburned).
CRAFTS Nov 1991 (v.14#11) pg. 52

Fabric panel nativity scene has figures for Mary, Joseph, an angel and three kings that can be removed from pockets and used as finger puppets.
CRAFTS Dec 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 56, 47

Three clear acrylic globes are used to display gold nativity figures.
CRAFTS Dec 1994 (v.17#12) pg. 25

Clay pot nativity. Figures are crafted from tiny clay pots and wooden balls. A larger clay pot with excelsior serves as the manger.
CRAFTS Nov 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 44

Craft-stick nativity ornament.
CRAFTS Dec 1997 (v.20#12) pg. 66, 49

Cornhusk creche.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #72 Dec 1979 (v.6#12) pg. 52

Folk-art nativity figures to stitch on perforated paper. Can also be stitched on linen fabric as a scene. Intermediate skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Winter 1991 (v.9#4) pg. 23

How to make the figures in a nativity scene using styrofoam balls, soft drink bottles, paper and paints.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1974-Jan 1975 (v.5#3) pg. 34

How to make a circular wooden nativity scene ornament for hanging on the wall or in a window. Pattern and instructions furnished.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1977 (v.8#9) pg. 34, 45, 49

How to make nativity figures from felt. Patterns and instructions for Mary, Joseph, the Infant Jesus and an angel are included. Tallest figures are 13" high.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1977 (v.8#9) pg. 51, 57, 70

How to make papier-mache angels that resemble Italian creche angels made in Naples in the 18th century. Pattern and instructions included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1977 (v.8#10) pg. 22, 23

Wood-carved nativity scene.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1979 (v.10#9) pg. 6

Soft sculpture creche. Mary, Joseph, Christ child, and sheep are sewn from white cotton, stuffed, and embroidered.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1980 (v.11#9) pg. 32

Nativity scene made from ice cream cones, lollypops, and cake icing.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1982 (v.13#10) pg. 28

A nativity scene to make from clothespins.
FAMILY CIRCLE Dec 11 1979 (v.92#17) pg. 158

Quilted tryptic Nativity scene.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1980 (v.191#6) pg. 161, 229

Gingerbread houses and Christmas decorations. Includes a creche, "Merry Christmas" sampler, thatched cottage, "Cottage by the Old Mill Stream", New England saltbox house, Victorian house, fantasy tree house, "Main Street" row of houses, and "Shoe High-Rise".
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1986 (v.203#6) pg. 131, 191, 268

A rockhound's nativity scene. Tips on making one from rock slabs.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #518 Dec 1980 pg. 38

Crewel creche. Figures are richly embroidered and stuffed with fiberfill. Includes patterns for Mary, Joseph and the Babe, the Wisemen, an Angel, a Shepherd, a donkey and a lamb.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1979 (v.24#4) pg. 102, 133

A felt creche. Mary, Joseph, the Wisemen, and shepherds are 6" tall with embroidered features. Includes pattern for sheep.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 82, 104

Four nativity scene figures to needlepoint: Mary, Joseph, the Infant and an Angel.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1981 (v.26#3) pg. 58, 66

Folk-art creche consists of 6" tall crocheted figures. Instructions included for Mary, Joseph, Infant Jesus, Angel, Shepherd and Wise Man.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1981 (v.26#5) pg. 68, 10

Cross-stitched nativity scene features tiny figures (4" to 6" tall) each worked with just one strand of floss on a fabric that counts 22 threads-to-the-inch.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1982 (v.27#5) pg. 94, 104

Creche figures are worked in colorful candlewicking on muslin.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1983 (v.28#5) pg. 78, 115

Soft-sculpture creche figures and wall hanging.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Nov-Dec 1983 (v.28#6) pg. 70

Christmas creche figures to make from bread clay.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1984 (v.29#5) pg. 88, 104

"Renaissance" 10-piece creche. Figures are shaped from cardboard tubes, wire and foam eggs. After dressing them with scraps of fabric, a stiffener is applied and the fabric drapped into final shape.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1988 (v.33#7) pg. 50, 73

Folk art creche. Nine figures are stitched from muslin and painted. Free-standing triptych backdrop shows nighttime desert and starry sky.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1988 (v.33#8) pg. 52, 69

Eight cross-stitch nativity figures are each worked on a weighted "cylinder" of cloth (4" to 8" tall).
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1990 (v.35#6) pg. 30, 69
Added Info McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1991 (v.37#1) pg. 22

A Christmas creche. Features a stable, the three kings, Mary, Joseph and the baby. Constructed from plywood and pine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #654 Nov 1982 (v.78) pg. 48

Little Drummer Boy nativity scene doll.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#6) pg. 15, 48, 29

Embroidered Nativity triptych.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 8, 44

Soft-sculpture Nativity scene.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 9, 45

Two small nativity scenes to work in crewel. (1) Three wise men. (2) Manger scene.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1982 (v.5#6) pg. 6, 24, 39

Creche, card sleigh, candelabra and glo-lamp tabletop Christmas decorations.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1966 (v.126#5) pg. 175

Musical creche includes a music box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 152

Six quick and easy projects include a three-tier musical creche, including patterns for nativity figures.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1973 (v.140#6) pg. 150

Nativity wreath. Circular scroll saw project incorporates all of the images associated with the first Christmas (Baby, Mary, Joseph, wise men, shepherds, angels, animals, and star).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #63 Nov 1991 (v.11#3) pg. 27, Insert

Nativity cutout. Simple scroll saw pattern for a triptych panel showing the Bethlehem scene in the center flanked by crosses.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 74, 37

Nativity puzzle. Stable-shaped frame (11"x14") holds simple lacewood shapes that suggest Mary, Joseph, the manger, animals and shepherds. Figures will stand to make a nativity scene.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 61, 33

Christmas creche. Wooden stable has shingled roof, a hayloft, feed troughs and is aged by scorching with a propane torch.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #94 Jan 1997 (v.16#6) pg. 38

A Nativity Scene made with handwoven, naturally dyed and hand sewn clothing for the figures. Clothing is made to fit commercial dolls that are three feet tall.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #22 Fall 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 8

Directions for a handwoven nativity scene. Fabric for figures' clothing is woven with fine silk and cotton with a sett of 60 epi.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #22 Fall 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 59

Centerpiece-size wise men and camel profile decorations are cut from 1/8" baltic birch plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 60, Insert

Nativity scene is scroll sawn from 30-gauge brass sheeting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 46, Insert

Nativity music box. Scroll sawn nativity scene is mounted on a turntable on top of a box that holds a musical movement.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 16, Insert

Scroll-sawn nativity scene. All of the people and animals store inside the stable when not in use.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1992 (v.16#6) pg. 60

Two scroll saw Christmas puzzles, Santa's Village and Nativity Scene. A special pull-out section printed with the puzzle scenes is furnished.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 46

Create an old-fashioned nativity scene, making figures from paper tubing, copper wire, papier-mache and scraps of cloth.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1966 (v.22#6) pg. 50

Laminated nativity picture is three dimensional.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 4

Central American folk art nativity scene. Includes patterns for hand carved figures.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 34