Looking for a meaningful way to spend some of your down time this Christmas season? Devote it to a Christmas craft project! Crafts are a great way to spend time with loved ones and friends, and it’s also a great way to spend meaningful time with the children in your family.
Ornament-making is a great way to start your own Holiday tradition. Whether you’re spending Christmas with the family, or away from your own loved ones, this is a great activity to take time out to share the Christmas Spirit with those in a women’s shelter or home for the elderly.
HAND-MADE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Here’s a project that’s simple and enjoyable to do – and a great way to recycle those special Christmas cards you receive each year by making your own keepsake ornaments.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Six (6) Christmas Cards
- Paper or Craft Glue
- Compass (or Drinking Glass)
3. Using your ruler, draw a square inside of each circle (make sure the corners of the square touch the edge of the circle). Score, and fold upwards along the edges of each square to create a flap (see photo below).
4. Glue the back of each flap, and attach five of the circles until the ornament takes shape.
5. Punch a small hole in the center of the sixth circle. Make a loop with the ribbon and knot underneath. Glue top to remaining flaps.
You can also adorn and personalize your ornaments with family photographs, glitter, crystals, shells, or other special items.
As it says in Exodus 31:3-5 (NIV) –
3 “and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills; 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts”
Working with our hands by engaging in crafts with loved ones or those in need of cheer during the Christmas season can be our own way to bless God.