Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christ the King, Miraculous Medal, and 8 More Ornaments for November


Yes, it's been a crazy month, and yes, I'm late getting some of these out again. But here are the Liturgical Ornaments to complete the month of November....


Enjoy!! :-)
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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St. Andrew Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

The apostle St. Andrew was crucified on an X shaped cross and he is the patron of fishermen (because he was a fisherman). Read more about him HERE. His feast day is November 30 (new and traditional).

To make this ornament you will need:
  • red felt
  • gray felt
  • brown felt
  • black permanent sharpie marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
First cut out all the parts as pictured above. Use the black marker to make the details on the fish. Glue the two brown strips onto the red background. Arrange them in an X shape. Add the fish on top. Cut off all the extra red area around the X and fish. Add a threaded loop to the top to hang it up. 
That's it!

St. Andrew, pray for us!

May God bless you with joy!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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St. Catherine and the Miraculous Medal Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. Catherine of Laboure's feast day is traditionally celebrated on November 28th and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is on November 27th. So I thought I'd just make one ornament for both. Read about St. Catherine HERE.
This may look like an intimidating ornament if you don't feel you can draw well, and if that's true for you I encourage you to use real Miraculous Medals and sew them onto the felt instead of using the gray felt and drawing the image of the medal. 

To make this ornament you will need:
  • light blue felt
  • pink felt
  • yellow felt
  • green felt
  • gray felt - or real miraculous medal(s)
  • a black sharpie permanent marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
First, cut out the parts like those above. With a black marker, draw an image of the Miraculous Medal on the gray felt shapes. OR use real medals. 
Glue down your medal-image parts, or sew on your Miraculous Medal(s) onto the blue background.
Glue on the flowers, flower centers, and leaves.
Cut out around the medals and flowers to remove the extra background.
Now, add a threaded loop to the top so it can be hung up.

St. Catherine and Our Lady, pray for us!

May God bless you all with joy.
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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St. John Berchmans Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. John Berchmans' feast day (November 26) is celebrated on the same day as another saint who I own much of my faith to, St. Leonard of Port Maurice. While I regret not having an ornament to share for Saint Leonard (maybe next year), I do recommend you read "The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved" This was such a huge eye opener to my husband and myself. It forced us to realize we needed to do more than just be a bare-minimum-rule-following Catholic and that God was asking much more for us all! Please, take a few minutes to read it.
Now for St. John Berchmans:
St. John is the patron saint of altar boys, so we made an ornament depicting an altar boy. Read more about him on the bottom of this page HERE. St Leonard's story is also told on the bottom of that same page. 

To make this ornament you will need:
  • medium blue felt
  • black felt
  • yellow felt
  • white felt
  • tan felt
  • brown sharpie permanent marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
First, cut out all the parts like those above. We used the brown marker to add detail to his face.
Next glue down the black body and glue the white surplice on top. Don't glue down the arms of the white surplice yet. First, add the black arms under the white arm and then glue down the white part of the arms. 
Now add the halo, head, and cross. Cut out around the figure to remove any extra background. Add a threaded loop to the top so it can be hung up. 

St. John Berchmans, pray for us!

May God bless you all with joy.
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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St Catherine of Alexandria Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. Catherine was a very smart young girl who converted many people with her words of truth. After angering the emperor, she was beaten, imprisoned, and not allowed to eat for 11 days. During this time she converted the emperor wife and many of the solders (who later where martyred). Then she was to be tortured with a spiked wheel, but, at her touch, the wheel was miraculously destroyed. This also converted many watchers. After this she beheaded and legend says that angels carried her body to Mt. Sinai.  Her feast day is November 25th (new and traditional). Read more about her HERE
To make this ornament you will need:
  • pink felt
  • green felt
  • white felt
  • yellow felt
  • brown felt
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger

Cut out the parts as shown above. 
Glue the large circle on the pink background and add the small circle in the middle of the large circle. Add the spokes to the wheel. Glue them down and cut off the extra length, as needed. 
It will look something like the wheel in the above picture.

Now create the lily. Above is a step-by-step image to show you how.

Now, glue down the palm, lily, and leaves. Cut out around the wheel and remove the extra pink background. Add the threaded loop to the top and hang it up!

St. Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us!

God bless you all with joy!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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Christ the King Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

Here is our ornament for Christ the King of the Universe. This feast day moves each year, but it always falls on the Sunday before the First Sunday of Advent.
To create this ornament you will need:
  • black felt
  • white felt (with glitter if you want)
  • yellow felt
  • light blue felt
  • brown felt
  • tan or peach felt
  • green permanent sharpie marker
  • red permanent sharpie marker (optional)
  • gold glitter glue
  • silver glitter glue
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger

First cut out the peices like those pictured above. Use a green marker to add land to the half-circle blue earth. We added a little red to the scepter, but this is optional. 
Now glue the earth to the bottom of your black background. Add Jesus body on the very top of the earth - only glue it in the middle. Next, lift up the body and add the arms and feet. Now finish gluing down the body.  
Now add his head and beard. Add his hands, too.
Next add his hair, crown, and scepter. Cut off the extra background.
Add gold glitter glue to his crown and scepter. Add silver glitter glue to the black background so it looks more like space. 
Once it's dry add a looped thread and hang it up!

Our Lord, Jesus, pray for us!
May He bless you all!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth

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St Cecilia Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians, is remembered on November 22 (New and Traditional). She, her husband, and her brother-in-law were all martyred.  Her body is incorrupt. Read more about her HERE.
To create this ornament you will need"
  • black felt
  • off-white or white felt
  • brown permanent sharpie marker
  • silver glitter glue
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
Cut out a few music symbols and a square piece of white/off-white felt. Use the brown marker to add a antique look to the white background. Then glue on the notes. 
Use the silver glitter glue to add some sparkly lines behind and/or around the music notes.
Allow that to dry and then add a threaded loop to the top so it can be hung up.

St. Cecilia, pray for us!

May God bless you all with joy!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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Presentation of Mary Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

For the feast of Our Blessed Mother's Presentation, (November 21) we created an ornament that mirrors the ornament we created for her birth. See that ornament HERE
To create this you will need:
  • light blue felt
  • gray felt
  • pink felt
  • yellow felt
  • peach or tan felt
  • black permanent sharpie marker
  • red permanent sharpie marker
  • orange permanent sharpie marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
First, cut out the shapes like those above. Use the orange marker to add an orange border to the yellow halo. Use the red marker to add detail to the pink blanket, and use the black marker to add detail to the temple steps and roof. 
Next, glue down the steps onto the blue background - be sure you have room above it for all the other temple parts. Now add the temple pillars and the roof. 
Now, glue down Mary's halo, her head, and her blanket/body. Cut off the extra blue background around the temple and Mary. Add a threaded loop to the top so you can hang the ornament. 

Enjoy! :-)
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. Elizabeth of Hungry, was married to King Ludwig and spent her short life giving and caring for the poor and sick. Elizabeth is best known for the miracle of the roses: While she was taking bread to the poor in secret, she met her husband Ludwig who was with a hunting party. She was accused of steeling treasure from the castle and she was asked to reveal what she held in her apron. She opened her apron to reveal a vision of white and red roses. This proved to Ludwig that God's protecting hand was at work. Read more about her HERE.
Her feast day is November 17 in the New Calendar and November 19th in the Traditional Calendar. 

To make her ornament you will need:
  • medium blue felt
  • red felt
  • white felt
  • green felt
  • tan felt
  • brown permanent marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
Cut out the shapes like those above. The red and white wavy line of felt will be the roses. Use the brown marker to make detail on the tan bread.  
Glue the bread on to the blue background and add the leaves.  Roll the strips of white and red into rose shapes. Cut off any extra length which make the roses too large. 

Add a large drop of glue to the leaf-area and add the rolled rose. Press the bottom of the rose into the glue. If you are not using hot glue you may need to hold it longer or use a clothespin to press it down for a half hour or so.
Now cut off the extra blue background and add the looped hanger to the top.
Hang it up wherever you like!

St. Elizabeth of Hungry, pray for us.

May God bless you all with joy!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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St. Gertrude Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. Gertrude the Great was told by Our Lord that this  prayer (below) would release 1000 souls from purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners as well.
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
It seems very fitting that her feast day, November 16th (New and Traditional), would fall in the month of All Souls!! Read more about her HERE.
St. Gertrude is often shown with the infant Jesus in her flaming heart. So we made ours with a cute little baby Jesus.
To create this you will need:
  • black felt
  • red felt
  • yellow felt
  • white felt
  • peach or tan felt
  • brown permanent marker
  • orange permanent marker
  • purple or blue permanent marker (for shading on the heart)
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle for the looped hanger
Cut out the shapes like those in the above picture.  Also cut out a halo for baby Jesus (not pictured) Use the orange marker to make the out-line on the yellow flames and halo, use a purple or blue marker to add shading to the heart. The brown marker was used to add detail to baby Jesus blanket and face.
Glue the flames to the back of the heart. Then add glue the back of the heart and flames. Glue it onto the black background. 
Add Jesus' halo and head to the heart then add his blanket. Add the brown marker detail if you didn't already. Now cut off the extra black background and add the threaded loop to the top so it can be hung up.

That's it!
St. Gertrude, pray for us!

May God bless you all with joy!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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