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Monday, August 29, 2011

John the Baptist ~ Jesus Baptism ~ Seashell Wreath

Here is a craft which would be perfect for the feast of Jesus Baptism in January, the feast of John the Baptist (June 24), or the martyrdom on John the Baptist (Aug 29).
I laminated the pictures so it could be hung on our front door or in our bathroom.

After reading about St John the Baptist in the Bible this is a fun craft to make and display in your home particularly during special feast days that center around Jesus baptism and John the Baptist.

You will need:
  • A grapevine wreath 12 to 18 inches in diameter
  • Printable images of Jesus Baptism printed on stock paper~ Click Here
  • Sea Shells ~ I bought a small basket of shells from our local dollar store
  • Raffia ~enough to make a bow
  • Hot glue
  • Laminate or contact paper if you are planning to hang it in a spot that could get wet.
Click here for the printable page.
Instructions:
Print and laminate the baptism pictures.
Find a good spot on the wreath to place the image. The bottom side may work nice:
Hot glue the picture down. Make a bow out of the raffia and hot glue it to the bottom next to the baptism picture.
Arrange the shells and dove image around the wreath.
The kids can help you arrange the shells. 
Optional extra: Find a good book on seashells at your local library, and you can also talk about all the different kinds of shells God has designed and created.
Note: When arranging things like seashells, they often look best if they are odd numbered clusters. (Groups of 3 or 5 shells of various sizes and shapes.)
Once you find the desired arrangement, hot glue it all down. 

A black/brown twisty or wire works well as a hanger to hang the wreath.



Now hang up your beautiful new wreath!

God Bless,
~Jennifer

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have so many shells, I think we will make some mini wreaths in CCD class this year. Thank you for the inspiration and idea.

    Also loved your Mary Star of the Sea bottle; another great idea I had never seen before. You are very creative!

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  2. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for sharing on CeleLINKY with the SAINTS! I like the combo of the images and the shells on the wreath!

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