Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Better Late Than Never

I don't consider myself to be crafty, but every now and then I do something that I'm pleased with.  I made an ornament for a friend's wedding.  Actually someone at soccer mentioned seeing it on Pinterest.  I didn't look - I refuse to let myself be sucked in by Pinterest, though I'm sure it would be wonderful and fun.  I just don't have time to go there.  I showed the ornament I made to a friend. She loved and it and said it should have a blog post.  I am just now (first day of Christmas break) getting around to it.

Anyway - this is a great idea for a personal gift for someone getting married in November or December (well anytime really, but you'll only be able to find the fun box seasonally).  I bought the box, clear glass ornaments and ribbon (in a color to match the wedding) at Hobby Lobby.  I chose square ornaments - I liked that they weren't ordinary.  I cut the wedding invitation in strips (tiny - not measured, just "eyeballed") and wrapped them around a pencil to curl them.  Then I tucked them inside the bulb (almost didn't make it because the opening was smaller than I expected!) .  I used the unsharpened pencil to help arrange them.  The ribbon I used was shimmery - I made the loop for hanging long and did a regular bow on top.  Super easy, but in my opinion beautiful!

I used paper shred I already had, put the ornament in the box along with a personal note and a Target gift card.  Viola! Wedding present.  By the way, the wedding was at the Rancho de Corrales Event Center and was one of the most beautiful that I've ever attended.


  1. That is beautiful! Such a nice keepsake.

    Come to the dark side- Pinterest is AWESOME :), but your right- it's a major time suck.

    If you change your mind let me know and I'll send you an invite.

  2. I love this idea for a gift. ...and yes, I'm using Pinterest but with moderation. I use it to bookmark things I want to do/use, etc. that I come across. I'm not out searching on there...hehe! I'm going to "pin" this one!!!

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Okay, seriously - if you have time to do a blog, you have time for pinterest!!! It's by far the best website I've probably every taken time to peruse! It's a great resource for others and it's also a great way to visually store things you want to remember - either to make, or cook, etc. C"mon - just try it. I'm so sending you an invite!!!


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