Monday, August 27, 2012
Crafting Beauty for Hard Times
Every Saturday, I look forward to Ann's posts of weekend ideas and links. There is such beauty to be found there and we frequently do at least one of the ideas listed. So, a couple of Saturdays ago was no exception - I waited anxiously to see what she would suggest and was inspired.
She linked these cute DIY - Bird Cage Lanterns and God brought a friend to mind instantly who is going through chemo and I knew I wanted to make some of these for her and for myself!
Sunday afternoon arrived full of time and inspiration and was sprinkled with cozy rain. So, the time was right to get the crafting goodies out!
And why not make my crafting space pretty too?! I love the candle inside an old potato ricer - the green chippy paint is perfect!
Of course, I made a couple of changes to the original idea - or perhaps I should say additions. I added a circle of paper to the underneath side of the lid just so the bright colors would not show while it was hanging, and then put moss inside the bird cage to make it look more nest-like - that was my favorite addition!
After that, I wanted to make it meaningful before sending it, so I hung words that I would be praying. I am hoping she can hang this across her bed and as she is laying there not feeling well, I pray it would be a blessing, a beauty and an encouragement to her soul.
I made a few little birdy cages for us too that are hanging in my kitchen window. Now, enough words - lots more pictures to come...
When things are hard and I don't know how to comfort or what to say - crafting comes from my heart and pours forth worship to the One who created this in me. And, I'm trusting that He takes it and blesses it to the receiving heart as well.