Monday, December 08, 2008

Names of Jesus Garland Tutorial

When I saw a few round tins at my local thrift store - I never imagined that they would spark an idea that would be so well received!

A special thank you to all of you who ordered garlands from my Rusty Robin sale! All orders are completed and you should have heard from me regarding payment details. I hope you will enjoy using this in your home, not only to look festive, but to remind us of the birth of Jesus for whom we celebrate this season of Christmas!

I will accept future orders for the garlands, but I won't be able to complete anymore before Christmas this year. Details will be posted to The Rusty Robin sometime next year.

However, if you are interested in making your own - here's how!

Type up the following in Word or other word processing program:

Oh, come, let us adore Him!
Wonderful Counselor
Son of the Most High
Mighty God
Jesus
Everlasting Father
Emmanuel
Prince of Peace
Glory to God in the highest...

Print on regular white paper.

Use a drinking glass or canning jar (or whatever is the appropriate size for your text) to trace a circle around the words. Cut out.

Use a larger glass or canning jar lid to trace a circle from patterned scrapbook paper. Cut out.

Glue smaller circle onto larger circle with glue stick or double stick tape.

Punch small hole in the top of each larger circle - centering at the top.

Laminate ~ I had this done at Staples and it was about $2 per garland to have the laminating done.

Cut out again, leaving a small edge around the circle. Punch through the same hole at the top of each circle.

Cut a length of ribbon about 52 inches (or to desired length) and create a loop at each end, securing with knots. Tie each circle on to the garland and hang!

35 comments:

Katy said...

I love it Monica! :) Such a great idea! :) Thank you for sharing it with us! have a GREAT Monday! :)

Mary Ann said...

I really liked this idea when I saw it during your sale. My husband liked it, too, when I told him about it. We're always looking for ways to focus on Jesus in our home and this will draw our hearts and minds to Him. I immediately went out to get scrapbook paper and have my garland started already!

I know you said that the garland tins were a thrift store find and therefore you couldn't duplicate that. Would round gift card tins work? I've seen some in various stores and wondered if that would be somehting you'd be interested in. I don't know how costly they'd be. though.

Lisar said...

Thank you SO much for sharing this...I wanted to buy one when I saw them on your sale...but live too far away to participate...So I am definitely going to make a few for some gifts this Christmas...my friends will love them...and I think I need to make one for me too...Blessings to you

eworpell said...

Thank you for sharing-I can't wait to start on one-I think this would be a great project for my little ones to help with! :) Have a great day!

Jenny said...

I really loved the garlands when I saw them. Thank you for sharing how you made them.

CKR said...

I'm so excited to see these directions! I had decided to make some of these after seeing yours and had started by typing/printing the names in Word. I got that step right! Thanks so much for the rest of the steps. I'm looking forward to making some for friends and myself!

Davonne said...

YAY!!!! I'm SO making these this week!

I know we can be creative with this and do our own thing, but I'd love to know what font and size you used on yours; they are so beautiful!

Anna at Joy In Every Step said...

Hi Monica!
I ordered one of these garlands at your Rusty Robin sale and wanted to thank you! I was so excited when it arrived a few days before Thanksgiving and it was one of the first Christmas decorations to go up. It is now hanging on our mantel and we are greatly enjoying it. You did a beautiful job with it. I am looking forward to your next sale! Thank you for sharing how you made them. I might just make them for gifts next year. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Anna

Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I have made one of these myself..

I also included the names

Lion of Juda
God's only begotten Son
Word of God
Author of salvation
King of Kings

greetings from the netherlands!

...they call me mommy... said...

Thanks for sharing, Monica! This is something I will definitely make! :)

Amy said...

Those are so cute, Monica. May I ask what font that is? I just love it!

I bought one of those circle punch things from the craft store. If you do these often for selling, that would be a GREAT investment. I used my coupon from Michael's. They have a small one and a really big one. I bought the big one and it has helped a lot with my gift tags.

Hope that helps- it is beautiful!

Angela said...

This is such a beautiful idea. I prepared some Advent readings for our fellowship based on the names of Jesus two years ago - I am going to dig out my notes and make a garland using all those names - along with my circle cutter [to save time!]
blessings to you and and your lovely family x

Angela said...

This is such a beautiful idea. I prepared some Advent readings for our fellowship based on the names of Jesus two years ago - I am going to dig out my notes and make a garland using all those names - along with my circle cutter [to save time!]
blessings to you and and your lovely family x

LynnMarie said...

Monica,
Thanks so much for the directions, yours is just beautiful! I think Santa needs to bring you a laminating machine so you will not have to go to Staples to have it done - They are not very costly. I found one a Walmarts for under $20.00. I will be making some too like so many others here. Thaks again.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I love this Monica...I can't wait to make one for me and also for my parents...they would lvoe this.

Carolina Mama said...

This is beautiful! And seems 'doable too.' :) Thanks for sharing and keeping us focused on the meaning of the Season.

thehomespunheart said...

I used Sandy Text size 40. For the longer items - I used size 36.

Hope that helps!
Monica

gail said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial with all of us. you are so generous! and i love the pic of the snowman sitting at the table. too cute!

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

Visiting from MSM ~ What a great idea! We could easily incorporate this into our Advent celebration using the titles given to Our Lord in the verses for the last eight days of Advent.

Iowa Birdie said...

Monica,
I loved the idea when I saw it on your sale. I hit the road running to figure out how to do it myself. I made one and it is hanging beautifully from my mantel right now. I have a group from church coming over on Wed. to make a craft and we are making the garland. I used laminating contact paper from Wal-Mart and it worked like a charm. I also put a small berry through the hole where the ribbon is to spice it up a bit. Thanks for all your great ideas and your sweet spirit.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Monica, what a perfectly wonderful idea! Its beautiful!

Christmas blessings,
Lea

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Thank you for sharing this with us... I made one this afternoon. :)

Julie said...

Thank you SO much for this wonderful idea! I am making these for my Mom and my sisters and who knows who else? :)

I love your blog and will continue to drop by often!

~Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You are so self-less! I am thankful the inspiration you provide to me as a 27 year old mother and pastor's wife. Your garland is beautiful. Thank you for the Christian encouragement you give.

Glenna Marshall said...

I love this!! Thanks for sharing how to do it.

Caroline @ Give LDS Gifts said...

I love this idea and blogged about it here: http://giveldsgifts.com/2008/12/names-of-jesus-garland/

I linked to you in the post (on 12/8) and thought I had let you know earlier, sorry!

The garland is beautiful and plan on making one.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Monica what a pretty garland. I love it.

Melissa said...

HI Monica! Thanks so much for the Garland - I love it, and hope to make more sets of it (only in German) next year for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am sure the reason all your ideas work out so well for me are because they are Godly inspirations. These were wonderful gifts to give to 7 family and friends. your a sweet soul Monica. I am so glad you blog. You encourage, inspire and motivate a woman's heart for God. Hugs, Angie in Texas

Stonefox said...

I love this! I'm going to try making these as gifts for some special people this year...

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

How beautiful is this. And how fun would it be to get a bunch of girlfriends together to make it??

The Wagner Family said...

Love, love, love that!! Thank you.

Emily said...

I did this last night with my Music Maker's children's choir at church. We had studied about the Names of Jesus all year, so it worked perfectly and what better way to remember why we are celebrating. Thanks for the great idea!

Glenda Waters said...

Do we have permission to print instructions? I really like the Names of Jesus garland. Thank you so much for sharing!

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Glenda,

You are welcome to print the instructions for your own personal use.

Blessings,
Monica