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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St. Gerard Majella - Pro-Life Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


St. Gerard Majella, the patron saint of mothers, is one of my favorite saints. (I've posted about that in the past.) It's very fitting that his feat day is in the month of October - pro-life month - since he is such a pro-life saint. His feast day is historically on Oct. 16th. Read more about him at the bottom of THIS page. 
This ornament depicts a pair of baby feet inside a blue heart, which is inside a pink heart. This is my symbolic way of showing pregnancy. The hearts are attached to a cross to show that life is meant to be sacrificial. 
To create this ornament you will need:
  • light blue felt
  • pink felt
  • medium brown felt
  • peach or tan felt
  • brown sharpie permanent marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • needle and thread to create the looped hanger


Draw the feet onto the peach felt using a brown sharpie marker. Use a set of side-by-side dots to "draw" the feet. This gives the lines a cleaner look. First make a bean-shape which as a flatter end at the top. Then add a few circles to make the toes. Ours only has 4 toes. It can be difficult to make the smaller toes with the marker - so we just made 4 on each foot. Now cut out the two feet.
Cut out the pieces like those pictured above.

Place the shorter brown strip over the longer strip to make a cross. Glue them together in the center.

Glue on the larger, pink, heart - like shown.

Then glue on the blue heart. 
Add the feet to the blue cross, and then add a threaded-loop to the top of the cross to hang it up.

St. Gerard, pray for us!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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