This Saturday, December 16th, Gayle of Patio Ponderings and I are hosting a FREE online class called Making Spirits Bright. This class will be on Instagram live at 10:00 am PST or 12:00 pm CST.
Head to Gayle’s Instagram feed (@patioponderings) and follow her in order to see the class. I will pop on and we will be sharing the screen. We are going to walk through 5 favorite ways to create Christmas lights in your Bible or journal. I have a free printable on this blog post and Gayle will have a free devotion that you can download and use in a traveler’s notebook.
…to make Christmas lights!
With Washi tape: Use scissors to cut the washi tape into the shape of an oval or a Christmas light. Use a black marker to outline the shape and add a bottom onto the light. Add the chord.
With paint and pencil eraser: Put paint on a plate and dip the pencil eraser into the paint. Dot in a general line formation. Dry. Add the bottom of the light and a chord for the lights.
With leftover sticker paper and confetti: Do you ever struggle with knowing what to do with leftover sticker paper? One way to use it and not throw it away is to cut the sticker paper into a shape. Here, we are making Christmas lights. Dab the sticker paper onto confetti or torn up bits of tissue paper. Then, using a glue stick, adhere to the page. You can also check out my YouTube video here where I walk through a tutorial making Christmas trees using the same method.
With your fingerprint: I used ink, but you can also use paint to create Christmas lights and your fingers! For tinier lights, use your pinky finger. For bigger lights, your thumb. Ink allows you to actually see the print of your finger. While paint gives it a more vibrant finish.
Using the FREE download: You can print this freebie on sticker paper, card stock, or normal paper and use it in your Bible or journal. You can trace the big Christmas light, you could cut it out and paint it, or you could make it a tip-in. The options are endless! Download the freebie below.
Head to Gayle’s blog here to download the FREE devotion that goes with the images.
We want to challenge you all to find someone and reach out to them. God made us for relationships. He wants us to have older women in our lives who are mentors. He also wants us to have younger women in our lives who we are mentoring.
“You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Titus 2:1-5
Just like Mary and Elizabeth, and Gayle and I, God wants us to have friendships in our lives with women of all different ages and walks of life. He planned it that way. Whether it’s over social media, or in your church, or your work place, we urge you to find just one older woman who can be your mentor and just one younger woman you can mentor. Pray. Give it to God, and go forth in confidence knowing that He is in control and WILL use you. We shine brighter with others.
Are you joining our challenge? We would love to know in the comments below!