Mason Jar Joy

Spread the joy of God’s Word this Christmas with a Scripture Promises Mason Jar! With a little time and some creativity, you can create a gift your family and friends won’t soon forget.

Inside are 100 paper slips, each personalized with a Scripture promise and your name. A friend gave me one a few years back, and I still have it on my desk today. It provides a reminder that God’s Word is relevant for whatever I’m facing.

When the shepherds saw the star in Bethlehem all those years ago, the Bible says that “they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy” (Matthew 2:10 NKJV). They had clear cause to do so! After all, the Word had become flesh (John 1:14). Jesus Christ, the long-awaited Messiah, had come to change the world and make possible reconciliation between fallen man and God.

Today, God’s Word continues to tell that good news and speak truth into our lives. What better gift to give someone this Christmas than the gift of God’s Word?

Learn how to make your own Scripture Promises Mason Jar by clicking here.

May you be filled with God’s exceeding great joy this Christmas and always! Merry Christmas!

~ Kristen

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Christmas Craft: Scripture Promises Mason Jar

craft-collageWhat do you give the person who has everything? Here’s one idea for adding a personal touch to your Christmas gifts. The best part is you can make it yourself!

Earlier this year, a friend gave me a gift that has meant so much to me. It was a purple mason jar, adorned simply with a ribbon, and inside were 100 paper slips, each personalized with a Scripture promise and my name.

I kept the jar on my desk by my laptop, and each morning, I would pull out a slip. Scripture is full of promises that offer hope and reminders that God has a perfect plan for our lives.

As the holidays approached, I thought of my readers and, if it were possible, what I would give you. Sure, we all like gift cards and goodies, but if I could give you one thing, I’d want it to be meaningful and last long after the Christmas decorations are down.

So I contacted my friend and asked if I could borrow her idea. Turns out, she shared this idea from Proverbs 31 Ministries. You can subscribe through their site or download your copy here.

I encourage you to make one for yourself and your friends. Yes, the gift is simple, but it may become the most treasured one you give this Christmas.

Better yet, why not pass it on? Copy the image below, and share on social media with your friends!

Materials & Instructions:

  1. Mason Jars: Find these at craft stores, grocery stores, or online in clear or colored varieties.
  2. Decorations: I used burlap, lace, and ribbon to wrap my jars and hot glue to secure them. (Tip: If you use hot glue, have a friend or parent help you, and be careful not to burn yourself!) Decorate with buttons, flowers, or make your own decorations. Be creative! I’d love for you to share your ideas in the comments, or contact me through my website or Facebook to share a picture of your design.
  3. Click here to download the Scripture Promises PDF file. Copy and paste into Word, and do a find/replace of (NAME) with your name or a friend’s name in the document. Check that there are 100 replacements, and then print. Idea: If you’re using a clear-colored jar, print the promises on different colored paper so that your Scripture slips provide a burst of color.
  4. Cut the strips, and then fold them in half twice before stuffing them in the jar.
  5. Your family and friends will “unwrap” these promises well after the Christmas season is over.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

~ Kristen

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