Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day Matchbox Locket

When I taught kindergarten I had my students make these adorable "lockets" for their moms or grandmas for Mother's Day. They were a huge hit! This year Lilly and I made one for her Mimi. I am including some photos and directions in case you want to make your own.
You will need an empty matchbox and some acrylic paint.
Paint the part of the matchbox that slides out on both sides.
Choose decorative scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to cover the outside of the matchbox.
Use a glue stick to affix the paper (about 2"x4" strip) to the box.
This is what you have now...
Lastly, glue a photo inside the box, hot glue a ribbon to the back of the outer part of the matchbox, and then embellish. I used small paper flowers from Doodlebug Designs and some ribbon left over from the necklace. I also glued a small paper flower onto Lilly's picture inside the box. When I did these with my class I painted the boxes gold and the kids glued jewels and glitter on the front. There are so many possibilites. The best thing is you can use what you have and make such a special keepsake. Don't forget to date the back. Love to all you mommas out there!~Molly

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Terrarium luvin'

My Mimi gave me this amazing terrarium years ago. Every couple of years I replant it. I just replanted it last week. I added some ivy, fern and moss that I found growing in my yard. The mushroom is from target. I also placed a snail shell inside that Lilly and I found while digging in the yard.
I just love when the terrarium has condensation on the glass and the sun light is shining through. It is like a tiny, magical rain forest in my kitchen window. If you've never tried a terrarium you should. They are so low maintenance and easy to put together. You can even make them in glass jars or glass bowls. You can use a glass plate as a lid on a glass bowl to hold in the moisture. Hope you are enjoying the beauty of spring~Molly

Saturday, April 3, 2010

He Is Risen!

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." Matthew 28:1-10
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Have a blessed Easter~Molly


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