Colour Guide for Nativity Scene Series

Here I’ve compiled complete materials lists for my Christmas Nativity Scene Series. I’ve included felt and DMC floss colors for anyone that would like to make a Nativity Scene using the exact same color scheme as I have done!

Most of the materials are available through online sources, local craft shops, other Etsy sellers – I also retail Basic and Complete craft kits that complement this hand sewing series in my Etsy Shop! https://primheirloomdesigns.etsy.com

With the really bold felt colors, you may find they leak some dye when you are soaking in water to pre-shrink. It’s pretty common, try to keep the water at a moderate temperature, and definitely work from light to dark colors as you’re pre-shrinking – this will prevent you’re snowy white felt from being streaked with a navy blue LOL.

For this series, I used DMC Floss and Prim Heirloom Felt exclusively – there are many options for wool-blend felt suppliers out there, I’ve since found some great Canadian sources on Etsy which was so challenging just a few years ago!

The First Wise Man

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

Crown
antique gold wool-blend felt (mustard)
red 11/0 seed beads
DMC 3852 (mustard)

Turbon
cyan wool-blend felt

Head Dress
cyan wool-blend felt
red 11/0 seed beads
yellow 11/0 seed beads
Gold DMC light effects floss (or Diamant)
DMC 930 (dk antique blue)

DMC 3844 (cyan blue)

Scarf
peacock wool-blend felt
yellow 11/0 seed beads
DMC 816 (dark red)

Tunic

cobalt blue wool-blend felt (salt water)
red 11/0 seed beads
DMC519 (MED blue)
DMC 930 (dk antique blue)
Gold DMC light effects floss (or Diamant)
Skirt
cyan wool-blend felt
red 11/0 seed beads
yellow 11/0 seed beads
Gold DMC light effects floss (or Diamant)
DMC 3844 (cyan blue)
DMC 930 (dk antique blue)
Body
retro blue wool-blend felt (swan)
DMC598 (swan blue)
Bottle & Cork
antique gold wool-blend felt (mustard)
DMC 3852 (mustard)

The Second Wise Man

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

 

Hat
pea soup wool-blend felt (fern)
DMC 471 (fern green)
Gold DMC light effects floss (or Diamant)
yellow 11/0 seed beads

Tunic
strawberry wool-blend felt
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads
DMC 347 (strawberry red)
DMC 471 (fern green)
DMC3362 (dark green)

Sack
Gold DMC light effects floss
DMC 938 (brown) 

Scarf
Burgundy wool-blend felt
DMC 902  (burgundy)
light green 11/0 seed beads
Gold DMC light effects floss

Belt
pea soup wool-blend felt (fern)

Boots
brown wool-blend felt
DMC 938 (brown)

Body (not shown)
any colour, it’s not visible but I recommend red

Skirt
red wool-blend felt
DMC 321 (red)

The Third Wise Man

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

Hat
strawberry wool-blend felt
DMC 347 (strawberry red)
Lt. Green Emerald DMC light effects floss

Hat Band
ecru wool-blend felt
DMC 746 (ecru)

Star
antique gold  wool-blend felt (mustard)
DMC 3852 (mustard)
yellow 11/0 seed beads
Gold DMC light effects floss

Tunic
moss green wool-blend felt
DMC 580 (moss green)
DMC 3362 (dark green)
DMC 347 (strawberry red)
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads

Scarf
strawberry wool-blend felt
DMC 471 (fern green)
DMC 3362 (dark green)
Lt. Green Emerald DMC light effects floss

Feather & Hat Tail
 antique gold wool-blend felt (mustard)
DMC 3852 (mustard)

Vest
pea soup wool-blend felt (fern)
DMC 471 (fern green)
DMC 3362 (dark green)

Skirt
evergreen wool-blend felt
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads
DMC 890 (evergreen)
Lt. Green Emerald DMC light effects floss

Boot
brown wool-blend felt
DMC 938 (brown)

Body (not shown)

I recommend dark green 

 

Mary & Baby Jesus

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

 

Head Scarf
cobalt wool-blend felt (salt water)
DMC 519 (salt water color)
DMC 3782 (beige color)
Tunic
beige wool-blend felt (castle)

DMC 3782 (beige color)
DMC 519 (salt water color) 

Boots
brown wool-blend felt
DMC 938 (brown)

Skirt
sandstone wool-blend felt (white truffle)
DMC 613 (white truffle color)

Cradle Liner

brown wool-felt blend

Baby Jesus body (not shown)
castle wool-blend felt 

Joseph

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

 

Head Dress
bronze wool-blend felt
DMC 831 (bronze color)
DMC 920 (copper)

Hat Band
pumpkin wool-blend felt

Belt
pumpkin wool-blend felt
DMC 3852 (mustard)

Body (not shown)
I recommend a light brown

Lantern
brown wool-felt blend
mustard wool-felt blend
DMC 938 (brown)
DMC 3852 (mustard)

Staff
brown wool-felt blend
DMC 938 (brown)

Tunic
acorn wool-blend felt
DMC 869 (acorn)
DMC 920 (copper)
DMC 938 (brown)

Angel

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

 

BLUE VERSION

Hair Beading
turquoise 11/0 seed beads

Wing
blue frost wool-blend felt (icicle)
DMC 162 (very light blue)

Wing Insets
stormy blue wool-blend felt (rain storm)
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads
DMC 926 (gray-blue)
Silver DMC light effects floss

Necklace
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads 

Sash
blue frost wool-blend felt (icicle)
DMC 162 (very light blue)
DMC 840 (mushroom)

Dress 
ecru wool-blend felt
turquoise 11/0 seed beads
DMC 746 (ecru)
DMC 926 (gray-blue)
Silver DMC light effects floss

Body
white wool-blend felt
DMC white floss

PINK VERSION

Hair Beading
light pink 11/0 seed beads

Wing
blush wool-blend felt (oats)
DMC 950 (very light pink)

Wing Insets
retro pink wool-blend felt (blush)
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads
DMC 224 (blush)
Silver DMC light effects floss 

Necklace
iridescent white 11/0 seed beads

Sash
blush wool-blend felt (oats)
DMC 950 (very light pink)
DMC 840 (mushroom) 

Dress
ecru wool-blend felt
pink 11/0 seed beads
Silver DMC light effects floss

Body
white wool-blend felt
DMC white floss

Shepherd and Sheep

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

Lamb
white wool-blend felt
DMC white floss

Sheep
white wool-blend felt
DMC white floss
DMC black floss

Sheep Feet
black wool-blend felt

Hood
beige wool-blend felt (castle)
DMC 3782 (beige)

Pouch (not shown)
relish wool-blend felt (meadow)
DMC 3011 (moss green)

Collar
beige wool-blend felt (castle)
DMC 3782 (beige) 

Arms
sandstone wool-blend felt (white truffle)
DMC 613 (beige) 

Pants
stormy blue wool-blend felt (rainstorm)
DMC 926 

Boots
beige wool-blend felt (castle)
DMC 3782 (beige)
DMC 938 (brown)

Camel

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

 

Ear Inners
brown wool-blend felt
DMC 938 (brown)

Collar
violet wool-blend felt
turquoise 11/0 seed beads
DMC 31 (violet)
Gold DMC light effects floss

Body
sandstone wool-blend felt (white truffle)
DMC 613 (white truffle)

Bottle 1
red brick wool-blend felt (crimson)

Bottle 2
antique gold wool-blend felt (mustard)

Bottle 3
copper wool-blend felt

Camel Carpet
peacock wool-blend felt
red 11/0 seed beads
Gold DMC light effects floss
Red Ruby DMC light effects floss

Donkey

Colour Details listed per pattern piece:

 

Body (front & back, legs, ears, tail)
cloud grey wool-blend felt (silver grey)
DMC 415 (grey)
Toes
beige wool-blend felt (castle)
DMC 3782 (beige)
Nose
ecru wool-blend felt
DMC 746 (ecru)
Reins
DMC 613
Lips
blush wool-blend felt (oats)
DMC 950
Coat
evergreen wool-blend felt OR a similar weighted fleece
DMC 890 (evergreen)
Nostrils & Pupil
DMC 310 (black)Eye iris
DMC 938 (brown)Eye
DMC white