DIY Paper Shadowbox Nativity Scene + Free SVG Cut File!

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we are creating a paper nativity shadowbox scene! The results of this project are beautiful!

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  • Card stock – the paper you use needs to have some thickness to it. I suggest white card stock for the inside and glitter or colored card stock for the stable.
  • X-acto knife (if you’re cutting by hand)
  • Fairy lights or other small lights
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1/4 inch thick foam core board or extra thick craft foam/fun foam to put between layers

Click here to view & print the hand-cut patterns:





Free SVG files* (right click on them, and click Save Image As. The fold lines are intended to be set to score with your machine. This file is optimized for Cricut machines):

Let me know if you have questions, and merry Christmas!

If you liked this SVG file, please consider checking out all of my designs here in my Etsy shop 🙂

*Please note: the SVG files are for your personal use only and not to be transferred, sold, or given away in any way. Thank you!

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Hi. I so want to do this with our kids at Sunday School, but I am having trouble with the svg file, the one with box. I don’t quire understand how to go about it with my Cricut Maker. I tried with the fine point needle at cut through the whole thing. I tried with the scoring tool, and it doesn’t look right. Could you make a video using Cricut for this? I could cut manually, but we have a lot of kids, so the Cricut would help. Thanks.