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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas

Here is little bit more "Christmastide", for those who celebrate the Twelve Days leading to Epiphany, or for those who just want to savor the season, now that the hustle and bustle has died down.


These crowns remind me of the Wise Men, who saw a star, and knew something wonderful had occurred. 


They understood this new star could only mean a Great King, a King of Kings, had been born.


And so they traveled a long distance to see this King of Kings.  They encountered political intrigue on their journey, but were always loyal to this new King.  They had great faith.  And when they finally found the boy they sought, they gave him gifts they had carried "from afar."


Thank you for humoring me on my nostalgic look at Christmas, and the often forgotten story of the Wise Men, whose journey was just beginning the night the shepherds watched over their flock.

These crown ornaments were made from up-cycled cereal boxes, using a simple customizable template, some paint, a little glaze, old paper, and a string of plastic beads.   There are a lot of decorative applications for crown designs throughout the year.  If you are interested in a tutorial and patterns for these or other crown designs, let me know in a comment, and click "follow" in my sidebar, so you will be sure not to miss the tutorial.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmastide!


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28 comments:

  1. Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar would be proud to wear such beautiful crowns!

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  2. I love this post - another friend has been posting about the 12 days of christmas on Facebook too so I spent a few minutes today researching epiphany just as a refresher. we tend to forget about the whole season once the wrapping paper from Christmas day has been cleaned up. So happy to see this post. Plus the one ornament makes me think of my favorite Chrismas music: The Messiah.

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  3. Savor? Good reminder. This year sure didn't turn out the way I had thought...and I had a very, very hard time savoring. Hard to do when you cannot take a deep breath. Just sayin'. Ok, enough whining. These ornaments are GORGEOUS. Looking forward to the tutorial. Not that I'll probably make them, but when I read your tutorials, I feel like, "Hey, I could make that!" And that makes me feel more crafty and less klutzy. Happy New Year, dear friend.

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  4. oh i am seriously counting the days till the tutorial, this crowns are gorgeous!!!

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  5. These are such a nice touch to your tree! What a truly fabulous idea - you are so imaginative!

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  6. I am indeed still enjoying the season! Love that you linked up your new home by the beach -thanks so much!!!

    Happy New Years!

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  7. Love the crowns and would love to see a tutorial on how to make them.

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  8. I love your little crown ornaments. And my birthday is on Epiphany, so I can't ever forget it...

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  10. I tried to post a minute ago but was interrupted in the middle of it and it sounded odd...what I wanted to say :
    thank you for your reflective post on the wise men. I love the crowns and the instructions you gave for making them.
    Wonderful thoughts...
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  11. What a great reminder and I adore the crowns...beautiful on your tree!!

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  12. Standing by for the tutorial - I adore these and I want them on next year's tree for sure! -diane

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  13. This post was absolutely wonderful! The crowns are so pretty.

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  14. Great recycling and awesome looking crowns. I know some kiddos who would wear them proudly!!!

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  15. Hello! Thank you for your sweet comment today! I love the crowns. Perfect for the King of Kings!

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  16. Hi Amanda! What a great idea! Those crowns are just gorgeous and that is truly a wonderful way to honor those men who showed up quite a bit later to honor the King. I've been thinking about keeping my nativity up later and having the wise men not make an appearance for awhile just to recreate more of the true Christmas story for my kiddos. Thank you so much for linking up this beautiful inspiration to the party this week and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
    Vanessa

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  17. Hi there~ what a darling idea- I love the crowns~they are so sweet! Happy New Year!

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  18. Hey there ~ Back again to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday- Happy New Year! :)

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  19. Hi: I would love to learn how to make these crown. Please put me on the list. Have a wonderful New Year's! Martha

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  20. I love the crowns and would really love to learn to make them. Happy New Year!

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  21. Amanda, I for one appreciate the focus of your Christmas story. And the crowns are terrific! I decorated a tree for a charity event years ago and called it "King of kings". Of course, it focused on Jesus - The King. ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  22. I love anything that has to do with crowns.I have several on my tree already. Please post a tutorial soon

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  23. I was so thrilled to see that you linked this wonderful project to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." I love those crowns, and they're definitely a project that I'm chomping at the bit to make (as well as your dimensional 5-point star). I look forward to the tutorial/templates for the crowns, and seeing what you'll have to share tomorrow (*wink*wink*)!

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  24. Love this post! Yet another reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you. (And I would LOVE a tutorial for the crown ornaments. They're absolutely lovely and I always look for ornaments that reflect Christ's birth for our tree!)

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  25. Hi!!
    I would LOVE to see the tutorial for these crowns! PLEASE???? :)

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  26. Hi Amy! This is one of those projects that got lost in the shuffle of life (four remodels, a cross country move, a long distance marriage, a wedding, college graduations, and so on). Let me see what I can do when I pull the Christmas ornaments out. I actually just unpacked the patterns I made for some of these and pinned them to my bulletin board a couple of weeks ago.

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