Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tiny Lay-Flat Nativities

I am a self-professed nativity addict, and I am always looking for just one more unique one to add to my collection.  Last year I came up with the idea of using {a deck of Heritage Makers playing cards to make multiple sets of tiny, lay-flat nativities}.  When I say "tiny," I mean 3.5" tall.  And when I say "lay-flat," I mean that these fold flat so that they take up almost no room to store!

These would make AMAZING little gifts for very little cost, so let me show you how I made them and how you can make them, too.


I'll show you how to DIY these sweet little nativities, but I have a handful already made that are for sale over at {My Heritage Makers Shop} (or just contact me) for a few dollars apiece if you'd rather not DIY.

STEP 1:  Publish this nativity playing card deck using your Heritage Makers account.
First, {open your Heritage Makers account} if you don't already have one.  Next, {contact me} and ask me to transfer this nativity playing card deck from my account to yours.  (I made this deck, so it's in my personal account.  But with Heritage Makers, you can transfer any project to another user!!  SO COOL.  I love sharing what I've spent the time to create!)
NOTE:  One deck of playing cards is $21 and contains 17 nativity sets.  
STEP 2:  Punch holes using a small hole punch (not a regular-sized one).
There are very small stars on the cards that show you where to punch.  They're a little hard to see, so if you can't see them, just punch holes in these general locations.  I like to hold one card on top of the other card, punching both at the same time, so that I am sure that the holes will line up perfectly.

Small hole punches can be purchased at craft stores.  Because these nativities are
tiny, a regular-sized hole punch would be too big.
STEP 3:  Tie the cards together with string, ribbon, or raffia (shown).
With the fronts of the cards facing each other, tie the cards together. Tie the shepherd card to the left side of the holy family card.  Tie the wisemen card to the right side of the holy family card.


THAT'S IT!

This little nativity measures about 7" wide when open and 2.5" wide when folded flat.  Easy to store, easy to set up, easy to gift!


I absolutely love mine!

This is just one of MANY creative projects you can make and/or gift with a {Heritage Makers} product.  Explore this blog for lots more ideas!

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14 comments:

  1. I thought this was so cute. Especially for a kids room or a dorm, or family member in assisted living facility

    Dixie

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    1. Thanks, Dixie! And I love your ideas--these would be perfect for those situations. Festive in a tiny way. :)

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  2. What a great idea!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! They've been so fun to give. (And keep!) :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. How unique!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 6. Shared.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I love how different these are. I gave them out as gifts last year, and they were so well-received! It was fun. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing, Dee. :)

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  4. Jennifer, this is gorgeous. It is one of my features for the Little Cottage Link Party on Monday. You should make a similar ornament and link it to the Ornament Exchange Link Party. It goes live on the 14th. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Oh!! I'm so excited, Kristie! Thanks so much for the feature!! :) xoxo

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  5. Wow that was just so ingenious! I love making nativities as well and every year I try to make a new one for our home. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thank you so much. I collect nativities and have about 50+ although I've only made maybe half of them. This was one so simple, but so fun to make, and I loved that the set makes multiples so I could give them away as gifts. So happy you stopped by--and thanks for commenting, too. :)

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  6. thanks for sharing this idea with us at #OMHGWW. This came out so cute!

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