With all of our imperfections, we begin and end each day at the foot of the cross. It is here where our story begins and we pray it is where it will end. "Jesus said: Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." ~Matthew 11:28-30~
Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~
Friday, March 18, 2011
Lenten and St. Patrick Liturgical Wreaths
These are two liturgical wreath ideas for Lent and St. Patrick's Day!
For the Lenten wreath, I spray painted a Dollar Tree wreath (purple) and wrapped it in sheer purple ribbon, representing the colors of Lent...
These materials were all found at the Dollar Tree, including the faux barbed wire. (Bought at Halloween) I thought this was a good representation of the crown of thorns.
I used hot glue to attach the faux crown of thorns and also to attach Christ crucified to the top.
Finally, I added white lilies, representing St. Joseph~The Month Of March is dedicated to St. Joseph. I also liked the Easter eggs attached, representing new life after the resurrection...This seemed to tie it all together. The silk lilies and eggs come in a bunch at the Dollar Tree too! Since I had the crucifix and spray paint on hand, this wreath's cost was a mere $3.00.
Praying your Lenten Season is abundant in grace and love!
How about a St Patrick's Day wreath? (Maybe for next year!)
Since St. Patrick's Day fell during Lent this year, I converted a secular St. Patrick's Day wreath into a liturgical wreath, with 1 easy step...Mod Podge and an image of St. Patrick!
I started with this grapevine wreath and added some foam glitter shamrocks with hot glue, representing the way that St. Patrick taught us about the trinity. I think I bought these and the large bow from the Dollar Tree at one time.?
Then I added this image to the center, found at this link. I reduced it to 30% and glued it on with a little Mod Podge. Voila...A St. Patrick liturgical wreath!