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Monday, November 10, 2014

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Craft {Liturgical Ornament}

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, was born in Italy, but she came to America as a missionary and she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. They cared for poor children and formed schools, hospitals, orphanages, and more. She is the first American citizen to be canonized. Her feast day is November 13 (new) and  December 22 (traditional). Read more HERE.
To make this ornament you will need:
  • black felt
  • very dark gray (charcoal) felt (if possible - otherwise more black is okay)
  • yellow felt
  • light blue felt
  • peach felt
  • 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
Cut out the part as pictured above. The only part that is true black is the half oval shape (the body). All the other parts are dark gray/charcoal. This slight color difference helps distinguish the parts better when they are all together, but is not necessary.  An orange marker was used to add the edge to the halo. And I do recommend that you make the veil longer than ours is. I think it would look nicer. 
Add the black body and halo to the light blue background. 
Now add the "back" of the veil and the head.

Next add the veil, (again I recommend you make yours longer then we have shown.) Add the bow tails, too. 

Now glue down only the center of the bow-top. The sides should be free to move.
Fold the sides in and glue them to the middle. Add a small rectangle to cover the center of the bow. 

The finished bow will look like the one above. 

Add two strips of yellow felt to make a cross. This is located just below the bow. 

Cut out around the figure to remove any extra background. Add a threaded loop to the top so this ornament can be hung up. 

St. Frances, Pray for us!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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