Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Garland

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Remember the Names Of Jesus Garland that was floating around the internet last year? I really loved the idea of the craft, but didn't have time to work on it last Christmas. I'd hoped to make one for Easter, but that didn't workout either. So this Christmas I put it on our Christmas Craft list so we'd be sure to make one! The instructions on The Homespun Heart that Monica posted are quite simplistic, but being me I decided to use my nifty Scrapbooking program to make my garland.

I used the program to make perfectly nice circles, cause I'm very Monkish and needed my circles to be perfect. Then I put 20 different names of Jesus inside those circles, all though in the end I think I only had 19 cause I doubled up on one. Then I printed all my circles out on cardstock and cut them out using my Making Memories Circle Cutter. It's not a punch, so it can take a tad finagling to get it right, thus I printed out an extra paper to practice on a couple of my circles to get them right. I told you I was a tad Monkish.. Then, because I could, I printed out larger circles on the backside of the decorative paper, which also happened to be of cardstock quality. Then I glued the smaller circle onto the bigger circle, punched the holes and put gold ribbon through them.

This was the result (except for some reason one of the names is missing so you'll see two doubles..) It's now hanging in the archway over the breakfast bar area so we can see it while we eat or make cookies, or admire the Christmas tree and wonder what's in the packages below. The entire time I worked on this craft I couldn't get He Is Called Jesus, the Todd Agnew song out of my head. (Listen here; Read words here.) If you're interested in finding more names of Jesus you can look here, they've published 100 various names Jesus went by in the Bible. We chose names that have come directly from our Jesse Tree Devotionals, Advent story, & names we knew and loved. I haven't posted the names I've used as pdfs, but if you're interested I can...

Updated (12/20/09): Background pdf (this only as four circles on it because I printed mine onto 8x8 paper. Names Of Jesus pdf, I've changed the accidental double.. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Edwena said...

Please, oh, please, do a pdf!!! I was wanting to do this as well!

Nancy Ann said...

You just make such beautiful things!! I enjoy looking at all the wonderful things you are making this Christmas. I am taking ideas down for next year!

Anonymous said...

We did a "names of Jesus" preprinted mobile for advent a few years ago-- sadly, it was not all that attractive. We will definitely being copying yours next year!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday crafts! :)

Lori D

Kendra said...

Pdf's are up, and thank you for the kind comments about our crafts :)

Edwena said...

Thanks so much, Kendra.

susanwalkergirl said...

Thank you so much. This is wonderful to help me decorate for a Christ centered Easter