The Gift

Every semester when the women's bible study at my church is complete, we have a brunch. It is a great time. Today, we ate, we sang carols, we visited with each other, and I was invited to be the speaker.  Oh boy, this is not my forte, so I turned to my forte. I gave a short devotional message on God's gift. God has given us the indescribable gift of salvation by grace. That gift is wrapped up in compassion, mercy, and love. 

And then I put everyone to work, crafting!

To help us all remember our lesson, we sat together and made these wood gifts, and added a bible verse about God's gift. Every single one turned out cute! 

 Here is how it all came together. I started with 8x8x2 boards and cut out the gift shapes.

 Cut scrapbooking paper a little smaller than the wood piece. I cut it smaller so that it did not have to match the wood perfectly. My woodworking skills are not that great. 

 Adhere the paper to the face of the wood anyway you want. We used small double stick adhesive pieces. I did not want to worry about wet glue and brushes. They worked great.

Wrap a one yard piece of wired ribbon around the gift. Knot at the top.

 Make a 2 yard piece of ribbon into a shape like ribbon candy.  You should get 6 or 7 loops. Hold this loopy ribbon piece at the top of the gift. Knot the tails of the first ribbon around the center. Pull tightly.  Arrange the loops and make them round. Yay for wired ribbon!

Write your verse or message on a small piece of cardstock. Stick it to the gift with a double sided sticky piece.

The wood pieces are about 8" tall, so they are fairly substantial.  They cost $2 a piece, which is fairly awesome!  

Today, my Vitamin C stood for creativity and cheap!

1 creative thoughts:

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) { December 4, 2012 at 8:43 PM }
Beautiful idea, Kim... I'm for anything that helps put the focus back where it belongs. ♥

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