Saturday, December 22, 2012

Reason for the Season

Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of the year!  

There is something about the Christmas season that really ignites my desire to craft. Inspired by a photo on pinterest, the following craft is my interpretation of the true meaning of Christmas.

Recognize this biblical couple and their baby?

Let's make a family!

The biblical family consists of 3 wooden blocks painted to represent each member. Joseph - Brown, Mary - Blue, and baby Jesus - White, burlap that serves as Mary's cloak, and a button for baby Jesus's face. 

My talented carpenter dad, graciously cut out my wooden family members from scrap wood he found in his wood shop. 

Thanks Dad!

After painting and cutting the burlap to the appropriate length, I used a hot glue gun to dress Mary in her cloak and additional hot glue to 'marry' Mary and Joseph. 

Before adding baby Jesus, I searched for an appropriate face. Remember, Jesus is and was not white!

I love my antique jar of vintage buttons!

I applied the baby Jesus wood block and button with hot glue, and added a knotted strand of garden jute string.

 I then duplicated the craft to give out as gifts :)

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men' 
-Luke 2:14

I hope you enjoyed this Java Journal post.

Merry Christmas!

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