I know this isn't a Nativity, but I wonder if this concept would work for one - I love the items stuck in the top - a star and an angel would be just right up there.
Serpent douillet English translation- Cut out 10 socks in tubes. If they are not of the same width, cut them into rectangles. Sew them together to get a long tube. Refill and close with a seam.
This DIY hose holder completely camouflages all of that tubing and serves as a planter—you can get the tutorial at DIY Candy. (Carpentry not your thing? This DIY fencepost hose-holder may be more your speed.
DIY fish diorama in wooden cheese box
Art Projects for Kids: Klimt’s Tree of Life Mural Diagram