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Paper Quilled Nativity Scene - Starter Set

This superbly handcrafted Nativity scene is made entirely from paper using a technique called quilling. Quilling, or paper filigree, is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity. Two dimensional quilling is used to decorate wedding invitations, birth announcements, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and boxes. Three dimensional quilling is used to create whimsical scenes and delicate free-standing figures like those pictured in this Nativity scene.

Although the nativity is entirely made of paper it is very sturdy. Each figure is glued inside for stability. I still have my original nativity that I made 8 years ago and it looks like I made it yesterday. My original nativity does not just sit on my shelf either...I take it to shows and craft fairs and it gets packed up, picked up and handled a lot.

Paper Quilled Nativity Scene - Starter Set includes the following pieces:

1 Manger – approximately 6 ½” wide x 3 ¾” tall with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus fixed in place
3 Shepherds
3 Wise men
1 Angel

Figures range from 1 ½” to 2 ½” in height. As all items are made by hand no two nativity scenes are the same and therefore, there could be slight differences to what is shown in the picture.

I know you would not be disappointed with this little gem but don't just take it from me....

~ OMG!!!!!! The Nativity Scene is the cutest things I have ever seen. This is Sooo detailed I am just blown away with your work. Thanks for blessing me with this! Stacie

~ Stunningly beautiful. I actually gasped as I pulled it out of the box. Friendly and helpful seller; quick shipping. Highly recommended! Tara

~ Beautiful! Very well made with special attention to details! Thanks so much! bluebell

As always, check out store policies AND shipping guidelines before ordering.

Frequently asked questions about APaperLifeOriginals

To prolong the life of a quilled decor item, keep prints out of direct sunlight to minimize any fading of colour.

All original quilled monograms and decor items are framed without a glass front. I have had great results with this technique and all that is needed for maintenance is to dust occasionally or use an air can to blow away dust or debris that has collected.
Yes!!!! a paper life does sell wholesale.

The discount is taken off of the etsy retail price:
• Cards … 50% off
• Nativity Crèche, Starter Set, Animals … 40% off
• Complete Nativity Set … 35% off
• Décor Pieces … 40% off

Allow as much time as possible for wholesale orders as everything is made completely by hand. I am constantly adding & discontinuing card designs and not all cards available are listed. I can send you a picture sheet of what is not listed.

•allow at least two weeks
•ships from Canada
•cost added to invoice or billed to shippers account
•duty, taxes, fee paid by purchaser

Ideally, Christmas orders should be placed by the end of September.

As usual, please contact me if you have any questions.

Paper Quilled Nativity Scene - Starter Set

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: quilling paper, card stock, glue, shred
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 404 reviews
  • Favorited by: 464 people