Holy Family

It was a beautiful Christmas and, like last year, I enjoyed making several miniature nativities to give as gifts.  The ones I made in 2010 included an angel, star, a “stable,” Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.  This year, I kept it to just the 3 figures of the holy family––Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.  I made the change partially because it is much easier and faster to make 3 figures than 4+, but I also realized that the arrangement of 3 figures looks better too.

Joseph stands about 2 inches tall, just to give you an idea of size.

I would like to give a shout-out to Cheryl at a paper {life} (www.CardsbyCheryl.blogspot.com) who originally inspired the design with her own beautiful (and more comprehensive) nativity.

2 thoughts on “Holy Family

  1. Hi….I am so in love with this nativity scene that you made.
    As I am only new to quilling and would like to try my hand in 3d quilling, can you share with me the paper sizes and lengths that you used for the body and heads?

    Appreciate you advise. Thanks in advance.

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog… I am so glad you enjoy the nativity. I believe I used 1/4-inch wide strips of paper that are 18-inches in length each, but I glue them together end-to-end to create the tight rolls. I don’t have a pattern, I just do what feels right. It’s probably about 2 full strips for the head and 3 or 4 for the body, just play with it and see what works best for you.

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