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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

St. Teresa of Avila Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


St. Teresa of Avila's (AKA: St. Teresa of Jesus) feast day is Oct. 15 in the new and traditional calendars.  St.Teresa once said:
Let nothing affright thee,
Nothing dismay thee.
All is passing,
God ever remains.
Patience obtains all.
Whoever possesses God
Cannot lack anything
God alone suffices.
Those words are ones I often need to hear!
Read about her HERE.

St. Teresa's ornament is a heart, a flaming arrow and the Holy Spirit. These are all common symbols of Teresa of Avila.
To make this ornament you will need:
  • red felt
  • medium or dark brown felt
  • yellow felt
  • white felt (optional)
  • orange sharpie marker
  • purple sharpie marker
  • scissors 
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • thread and needle to make the hanger

Cut out the parts like those pictured above. (The dove parts can be optional if you think that's too challenging or time consuming.) Use purple marker to outline the heart and orange marker to outline the flame.
Glue down the flame and the arrow's stick.
Now glue down the triangle point and the feather parts of the arrow. 
Finally add the dove.(if you wish) Glue down the wings first and then the body.
Add the threaded loop to the heart. We spanned our loop from one side of the heart to the other so it helps to kept the heart up-right. Each end of the thread is knotted on the back of the heart.

St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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2 comments:

  1. So awesome and beautiful! What kind of scissors do you use to cut pieces of felt that small? Felt is tricky to work with! Love all your ornaments! Wanna make some for me? LOL! :)

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  2. Thanks Tracy, Yes, felt can be tricky! We had to look through our scissors for a pair that worked well. The kitchen shears seemed to work best. We have a pair like these:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KKKUSM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000KKKUSM&linkCode=as2&tag=crafcathcrafa-20&linkId=JTVD7V2QK3CQUETV

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