Sunday, December 8, 2013

The True Meaning of Christmas

Sometimes I think that I am not open enough about what I believe in.  I believe that Christmas is about Christ.  He is our Savior--each of us, whether or not you choose to believe.  He loves us.  He wants us to return to live with Him again someday.

And so, in honor of His birthday, I've created a reminder to give away to friends and family this season.  I made 18 of these little treasures...they were SO easy.  I'll give you a step by step at the end of this post. ;)

Here's what I've made~


For these fabulous challenges~

I've used random alphabet stamps and kraft paper by Paper Studio, twine by Hemptique, black ink by Versamark, clear glass bulbs from Target, seashells & sand from Hobby Lobby, and corks by Tree House Studio.

These are SUPER easy to make, as I mentioned before.  All you need is a funnel, spoon, and hot glue gun in addition to the supplies listed above.  Just use the funnel to add 3-4 small spoonfuls of sand, add a few seashells, hot glue the cork into the top of the ornament, then add the stamped tag with the twine.  I think it took me less than an hour to make all 18 of them.  And they're cost effective!

That's all for me right now!  I hope you're all keeping warm right now--it's FREEZING here!  I also hope that you can find time to play along with these fabulous challenges!  HUGS and merry stamping to you all! :)


Ashley Lydia Durand said...

Beautiful, I too am a believer. Your post made me so happy and gave me hope. So many people are outspoken on how Christ is not Christmas that to see another believe open up about the truth made me so happy. I love your project ! Hugs Ashley

Peanut said...

What a lovely project, Mynnette, and truly special because it comes from the heart. Thanks for sharing your talent with PolkaDoodles.
Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm totally loving that ornament and the tag. This is so creative and kewl and so perfect for this holy season

Sue said...

Gorgeous ornament thanks for joining us at SDD Sue DT xx

Unknown said...

Great ornament! :)
Have an awesome day!

mixamatoasties said...

This is lovely - words cannot describe how beautiful it is.

Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.

Have a happy and blessed Christmas.


Esther said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring gift, sometimes we all need a bit of a reminder about what it's all about amongst the madness of Santa and presents - thank you for sharing with us at FSC...Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year...Esther xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Mynn! What a beautiful ornament and matching tag. Perfect for the reason for the season! Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC. Your card you sent me is stunning. Love it. Take care and Happy New Year!