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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 6 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.

You can see more Nativity pieces here

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


The Nativity scene 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, and 1 Angel – freestanding

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.

You can see more Nativity pieces here

A storage suitcase is available here...

The Fine Print
All items purchased from A Paper Life Originals are shipped via Canada Post STANDARD MAIL which DOES NOT include insurance or a tracking number. If you require a different shipping method, please contact me to make other shipping arrangements. I will send your purchase to the address listed with ETSY unless you tell me otherwise. Please make sure that the correct address is listed when placing your order.

Although the greatest care will be taken when packing and mailing your items, A Paper Life Originals cannot be held responsible for items lost, damaged or not received once they have been mailed. If you would like insurance or delivery confirmation, please contact me at the time of purchase and I will send an invoice for the additional costs. If anything is returned seller will take refunds on a case to case bases and shipping costs already incurred will not be refunded. The shipping back of a refunded item is at the cost of the buyer as well as any duties or taxes.

International orders (including the US) are sent out via Canada Post STANDARD MAIL and delivery times can vary depending on the country. Delivery times can take up to four weeks or more. Buyer is responsible for all customs charges incurred. Seller does not determine or have responsibility for these charges.

As always, check out store policies 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


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: quilling paper, card stock, glue, shred
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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