Friday, November 17, 2006

Make Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Christmas Decorations

The 3 wise men brought gifts to the baby Jesus to represent and honor the meaning of his life on earth. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Gold a valuable possession of the wealthy was given to the baby Jesus to represent and honor Christ as King of Kings on earth.

Frankincense was a rare, precious, sweet fragrant incense that was used in religious rites, as medicine and as perfume and was given to the baby Jesus to represent and honor Christ’s power to heal.

Myrrh is a rare, precious, aromatic known for its bitter taste that was associated with suffering. It was used chiefly in embalming for its perfuming and preserving ability. Myrrh was given to baby Jesus to recognize Christ’s suffering upon the cross and gift of everlasting life.

King of Kings Gold Christmas Ornament

Clear Plastic Christmas Ball Ornament you Can Fill
Gold Glitter Glue Pen
Fake Gold Coins
Gold Ribbon

Fill the plastic ornament with the fake gold coins about ½ way. The on the top empty part of the ornament with gold glitter glue pen write King of Kings and let dry. Tie a gold ribbon bow around the top of ornament and hang on the tree.

Frankincense Scented Tea Pot Mat

Nativity Scene Print Cotton Fabric (Look for a pot holder size scene)
Gold Metallic Thread
Sheet Wadding
Frankincense Powder

Cut out 2 nativity scenes from the fabric leaving a ½" seam allowance all around. Cut sheet wadding the same shape and size as the nativity scene. Sew 3 sides of your fabric closed and slip in the sheet wadding through the opening. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of frankincense powder into the opening. Hand sew the open end closed with a matching thread that will not show. Finish by machine sewing around the nativity scene pad with the gold metallic thread about ¼" in from edge to keep the wadding in place. If you like, you may sew a few diagonals throughout the pad. This quilting gives the pad a decorative look. Fill you teapot ½ way with water and boil. When you place your HOT tea pot on top of your mat, the fragrance of frankincense will come wafting through filling the air with a beautiful aroma.

Myrrh Scented Cross Decoration

Myrrh Oil
Unscented Potpourri
White Lace
White Ribbon
Metal Bowl with Plastic Sealing Lid or Clean Coffee Can

Soak unscented potpourri in myrrh oil in sealed bowl or coffee can. Cut 2 large cross shapes from white lace. Sew cross sides together leaving all 4 short ends open. Reverse lace cross so seams are on the inside. Fill cross with myrrh scented potpourri and tie all 4 ends together with ribbon creating a bow. Leave ribbon bow ends longer on top of cross than the 2 sides and bottom. Tie the top bow ribbon ends together to hang the cross on the wall.

I hope you have fun celebrating the true meaning of Christmas in these unique ways!

No comments:

Post a Comment