Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Make a Blessing Ring

After I had Lucy my mom made me a blessing ring.  I had never heard of one or seen one before, but they are such a sweet gift!  They are so unique because they are handmade, and everyone does things a little different.  Another great thing about the blessing ring is it transcends all gift giving occasions.  It can be given at baby and wedding showers, birthdays, weddings, births, Christmas, you name it, you can give it.  You also can get the kids involved in this gift, which I love.

The supplies are simple, this gift won't break the bank, and you can make it simple or fancy, it's all up to you. 

Here are some step by step pictures...
 I bought these at Michael's, but you can get them almost anywhere.  You also can use your own paper, I just like these tags with the reinforced holes so they won't rip or tear.  The metal circle is a simple necklace out of the jewelry section. 
 Now is the time to put all those pins to good use on your quotes board!  Use quotes, Bible verses, inspirational sayings.  Write whatever you want on the tags that fits the occasion for the gift.
 Place the tags on the metal circle...
 Cut ribbon, fabric, or tulle to whatever lengths you want, and place them where you want on the metal necklace.  You can put as many pieces on as you want.  I like the fuller look, but I have also made some a little less full, too.  The ring will get fuller once they add all the blessings to it.   
 Then on a card, tag, or piece of paper write out this saying...
  And there you have it~ a beautiful blessing ring! 

I love giving this gift to new brides, new moms, and baby's first birthdays!  It's thoughtful and fun to make!  I love looking through quotes and scriptures to share.  You also can make yourself one for Christmas, punch a hole in the cards you get in the mail and add it to your ring.  Decorate it with fun colorful ribbon or fabric, and display it for all to see! 

3 comments:

HappyascanB said...

Love this!!!! So sweet!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Such a sweet, sweet idea! Love this, Kate! What a precious gift.

Messy Mom said...

Very cute! I can really see this being awesome for a new mom that needs some encouragement.