Wednesday, March 6, 2013

He Has Risen -- Under My Umbrella

Hey crafty ladies!  It's me, Melinda, from over at Under My Umbrella here to share my Christ Centered Easter Project.  What a wonderful theme for this month!  Here is what I came up with....

Along with the other ladies of WYLTC I focused on an advent/countdown calendar of sorts.  Each paper has a scripture that teaches the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.  What you can't see is each paper is attached to a Hersey chocolate egg.  Each day a family member gets to take one down (eat the candy) and then we look up the scripture and read it together.  Good quality family time (there is a shortage of that due to crazy schedules)!!  I was worried about if I didn't have eggs or something kid like on my project my kids wouldn't be interested.  Not true.  They woke up this morning and kept asking about the project sitting on the bookcase.  When I told them what it is they wanted to start today!  I also think they can smell chocolate :)

Here is how I made this project.  First of all I need to give credit to Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative for the board idea.  My local craft group did her Valentine's Day countdown in February and we used her tutorial linked above.  I was so crazy busy I didn't get to work on mine during out craft day and had a blank board just hanging out in my house.   Why not use it?!!!  I sanded it and painted it gray.

I printed some vinyl out on my good old vinyl machine and applied it to the board.

Last I wrote scriptures on the papers, glued a ribbon to them and glue dotted them to the chocolate egg which nicely fits in the hole.  You could use Hersey kisses too or skip the candy all together.  I wasn't sure about this project in the works but think it turned out rather nice!

Thanks Krystal for inspiring me to make something that helps me and those around me remember what is really important at Easter time.  Happy Easter!


Krystal said...

That is so cute!!! I love the place to hold the kisses! Super cute idea!

Becky Rose said...

need more ideas? Go here:

Look to the left to see a bunch of ideas and most likely more to come!

Candace & Nicole said...

That turned out really nice Melinda! I love that your kids are enjoying your countdown too.