Nov 12, 2012

Easy Christmas Gifts: DIY Decorated Jars

As I now have about a foot of snow in my yard, maybe more... I thought it would be a good time to start sharing some Christmas projects. I guess the beauty of freshly fallen snow just gets me in that Christmas mood. The reminder that with the birth of Christ we are all offered the free gift of salvation, the opportunity to be washed whiter than snow. 
With that being said, of course Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate. I enjoy everything about it... meditating on what my Savior did for me, the costly price he paid for my ransom, the deepness of HIS love. I enjoy the extra time I get to spend with my God, my family , and my friends at this time of year. I look forward to the extra days off from work/ homeschooling  my husband and I will have, to just enjoy what God has blessed us with. And of course I enjoy crafting little pretties for my family and friends.  
Like these super easy decorated jars. These started as Great Value maraschino cherry jars. I washed them and removed the labels. I then used mod podge to adhere the Christmas paper and labels to the jar. Make sure to use 2-sided paper, so that what you see inside the jar looks pretty too. I used Websters pages Botanical Christmas paper. I then used a free printable Christmas label from Pioneer Women found here.
Next,  I Mod Podged the lids and rolled them in Martha Stewart's fine craft glitter. Lastly I used mod podge to adhere the labels to the top of the lid. 
Once the jars are dry, add your favorite snack. I filled mine with chocolate covered cinnamon bears. Yum. 
These were so much fun to make, and I loved the results. I hope you are inspired to make something fun for your loved ones this holiday season. May we all strive to glorify God, by enjoying HIM now and forever more. 

       Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow
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Nov 2, 2012

Free Printable "Give Thanks" Tags

Hello, it's good to stop in for a quick visit today. I thought I would share a  printable with you all today. Seeing as how the Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, you just might have a use for these cute tags.
"Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! "
1 Chronicles 16:8
Just something to meditate on for today, how often do we make known the deeds of God? Do we find ourselves complaining more than "giving thanks" on a daily basis? You see, if we were to focus more on "giving thanks", we would naturally find ourselves making known the deeds of God to others. I encourage you, no matter what may be going on in your life at this present moment, to take time and reflect on the goodness of God. When we pause to remember who HE is, everything else that we may be tempted to complain about, in contrast, is so small. 
To print the tags for your personal use, click HERE.

I would like to "give thanks" to:
Marisa Lerin of Pixel Scrapper (papers and overlays)
Karen of the Graphics Fairy (mum image) 

Upheld by HIS mercy,
Sustained by HIS grace,
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