After I got home we took Cohen on a walk in Downtown Attalla, they were celebrating Christmas today with free carriage rides, entertainment, and really good sales at the shops. I found some good stuff including an antique hymn book that I got for $3.00, and I could already imagine all of the things I could do with the pretty yellowed pages.
When we got home, we watched the football games and I made little ornaments to give to my Young Women class at church. Since our lesson is about "Preparing for Change" I wanted to do something with butterflies, since they symbolize change. I made them a butterfly ornament out of the old hymn pages. Here's how.
|I used an old hymn book, jute, red berry wires, and hot glue gun.|
|Tear out two pages, fold it vertically down the middle, then cut horizontally in half.|
|Cut our half of the butterfly shape, so when you open you have a full butterfly.|
|Wrap berry wire around the middle of the two matching shapes to make the body and head.|
|Wrap it around|
|Fold wire down in back. Bend one page forward, and another back too add dimension.|
|Glue a loop of jute to the back with some hot glue and let dry, then find a nice branch it can call home! This one is for me!|
|These will be delicate, so keep that in mind when storing!|
|The scent of the cinnamon sticks on these wreaths will make you feel warm and cozy whenever you walk by!|