Google+ House Revivals: Twelve Days of Christmas

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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