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Create A New Christmas Tradition!
Here are a few more pics of our newest Christmas Tradition, the Elf on the Shelf…
These last ones are of Davis’s school project they are starting about ginger bread Fred. His job was to decorate the gingerbread man and then take various pictures of Fred doing fun holiday activities. I guess the elf likes having someone around his own size.
November 21, 2013 in Daily Doable
Blog Post: How to Make This Beautiful and Meaningful Christmas Gift!
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
You’re seeing this, right? I mean, fist off check out this picture I took. I gotta say, I’m getting pretty good. But also, check out this sweet, inexpensive, beautiful, meaningful (is that enough adjectives for you) Christmas gift! I made these a few years ago for a group of young women I taught, and they loved it! This is also a very easy gift to duplicate OR just give the poem, bag and sand dollar and let the kids make their own necklace. Here we go, I know you’re itching to do this.
You Will Need:
- Sand Dollars (click here to view the exact one I bought in the picture)
- 1 piece textured paper to print the poem on
- Small fabric pouch (click here to see a great site to order bulk on)
- 3 Double jewelry Rings
- 1 Spring Clasp
- 1 Necklace Chain
- Wire Cutters or good scissors
*No kidding, besides the sand dollars, I bought every single item I need fro this project at Joann.com
First, let’s do the easiest part, printing the poem. Have you read this before? It’s so beautiful! Because I did this for many people I printed the poem 2 per page on a pretty textured computer paper then just ripped them apart, giving them a nice natural edge. And it was faster than cutting. 😉 Because I’m so super nice, I have included a PDF of the poem for you to print off. Click Legend of Sand Dollar to print the PDF.
If this is all you’re planning on, just rip the poem apart on both sides, roll it up around a pencil and put one in each bag with a sand dollar. There you have it.
For those of you over achievers who want to make a necklace, it’s actually really simple.
Step 1: Cut you’re necklace chain to the right length using your wire cutters.
Step 2: Attach the 3 double rings, one to the sand dollar and one on each side of the chain. This is simple, just like putting a key on a key chain. The only tricky part was getting it on the sand dollar. I actually just used a small piece of jewelry wire to make a ring for that part.
Step 3: Attach the necklace clip to the double rings.
NOW you’re ready to give a lovely and meaningful gift this season.
Awwww! Look how pretty! This is a winner! Merry Christmas, everyone!
- Two 17 oz bag of bugles
- 2 Sticks or 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons light Karo syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- candy thermometer (optional)
- 1 tapered candle (mine are 10”)
- 1 piece of white tissue paper cut into an 8 1/2” x 11” rectangle
- a heat tool or hair dryer
- Psalm 27:1How is the Lord my light?
- John 13:34-35Do I keep all of the commandments?
- Isaiah 41:10From whom do I get my strength?
- Matthew 5:16How can I let my light shine today?
- Isaiah 1:18Do I understand what Christ did for me?
- John 14:16-17, 26How can the Holy Spirit help me become more like Christ?
- John 15:13-14Do I have a true understanding of the sacrifice my Savior made for me?
- Luke 22:42, 23:46Wherein lies the power of Christ?
- Timothy 4:12Do I cleave unto the truth & do I teach those around me to stand for righteousness?
- John 14:27Do I search of inner peace and happiness?
- Matthew 6:19-21What are my values, my core beliefs and priorities?
- Luke 2:1-20What can I do to remember Christ every day?