How To Build A French Creche

How To Build A French Creche

How To Build A French Creche
How To Build A French Creche

"My French traditional nativity display may have started with only a few santons, but over the years it has grown way beyond a single scene. It has become an entire village… one that is invading our family room. However, because this French creche holds special memories for us, we’re happy to share our space with this little piece of Provence. My beautiful, French mother-in-law passed this past Spring. The very first Santons de Provence I saw were in her home, arranged artistically in a charming miniature village built with stones and paper bag mountains. I fell in love with this tradition and began collecting my own figurines, a piece or two each year. I wrote an earlier post on how I display my Christmas creche, but my little village has undergone some major transformations this year. I’ve inherited pieces from Mamine’s creche, and now the population of my village has exploded. So come join me as I build my new Christmas creche!"

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts

Difficulty LevelEasy

Materials List

  • Santons (figurines)
  • rocks
  • paper bags

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