Sunday, December 18, 2011


Thanks for joining us for our Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop. Today, we are worshiping the King & celebrating the TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON! This Hop is Hosted by Tina from Crafty and Green. If you've hopped along from The Fantastic Kari, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Tina (We wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)

Thank you for Celebrating with us Today! In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, We have to remember the one we really celebrate and love and who is the TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON! Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


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My favorite part of the Christmas Story is when the angel visits the shepherds: 
"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
(Luke 2:9-14 KJV)

Keeping this angel in mind, my favorite Christmas craft is always to make those near and dear to me an angel pin to wear as a reminder of that wonderful night!  I hope you enjoy!

 Here are the supplies you need to make these (and don't forget the hot glue and the pin for the back!):

It's really quite simple; each angel can be made from 1/2 of a gold pipe cleaner.  You first fold the end of the pipe cleaner to make a "knot" that the beads won't slip off of. Then, you slide down 3 large paddlewheel beads and then 4 small paddlewheel beads.  With what's left of the pipe cleaner, cut it in half to get the small piece you see in the picture above.  That will be for your arms:  fold the end of the small pipe cleaner piece to form a "knot" and apply 6 small round beads.  Make the "knot" at the other end of the pipe cleaner; you should have about a half-inch to inch leeway.  Spread the beads 3 and 3 with the bit of leeway in between and then wrap around the pipe cleaner sticking up from the angel's "body" to form the arms.  After attaching the arms, slide a large round bead down the pipe cleaner to make the head.  The leftover pipe cleaner at the top is to be bent over and rounded to form the halo of the angel (I have found that wrapping it around a round pencil works best).  Last, but not least, hot glue the wings and pin on the back and, VOILA!, a beautiful angel to remind you of the blessings bestowed upon us that wonderful Christmas night so long ago!

And, just for your listening pleasure, this is a cool song I've recently discovered that makes saying "Merry Christmas" COOL again! :)

Now, Hippity Hop on over to Judith To see her Fabulous Creation Today!