Craft Ideas For Mustard Seeds
"OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH!"
"...IF YE HAVE FAITH AS A
GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED...
NOTHING SHALL BE
IMPOSSIBLE UNTO YOU...."
As told by Jesus in a parable about the mustard seed: Matthew 13:31-32 (31):
parable put he forth unto them, saying,
The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed,
Which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds:
But when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs,
And becometh a tree,
So that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
and a single mustard seed "glued"
to any appropriate greeting card
with a dab of clear nail polish
is always a welcome and inspirational gift!
Mustard Seed Jewelry
Use any craft
jewelry findings, or forgotten jewelry from your own jewelry box
to dress up with mustard seeds!
Simply dab the mustard seed onto any pendant, earring, or charm dangle with a dab of clear nail varnish.
Then allow to dry between coats, and keep coating with the clear nail varnish until the seed is well encased.
seeds can be encased in clear gel-caps, tiny bottles
or the smallest clear Christmas tree glass balls
to make your own imaginative jewelry.
(Tip: Remove any coating from inside Christmas tree balls
by pouring bleach into the balls, rinse, and you will have a clear glass ball.
Adults need to be supervising.)
Here are some old
jewelry pieces from my jewelry box to use as an illustration:
I found plenty of crosses, etc., and glued a round jump-ring where I wanted the mustard seed to be placed.
Then paint inside the circle with a dab of light blue, (most people use white)- craft paint from Wal-Mart.
Then pick up a mustard seed with a toothpick and place it in the center of the ring.
Then I coated it with silicone gel, but clear nail polish would have probably been better.
Also they may be coated with epoxy (that is probably the best idea), or glue a tiny plastic dome over the seed.
You can use the domes that any craft dept. smallest size "goo-goo eyes" roll around in.
Maybe you have more ideas. Here are the finished pieces, now with mustard seeds:
WEAR A MUSTARD SEED AND LET IT
BE A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND POSSIBILITY
You will never feel
alone when you wear your mustard seed jewelry!
It also makes a thoughtful gift for a friend.
Or make your own
cards....Use the folllowing
bible quote to print out on cardstock,
glue a mustard seed on the card with a dab of clear nail polish
and give as inspirational gifts.
People will treasure them:
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
.... AND You have
our permission to print out the following seed packet; put a few
seeds in each pack and give as gifts:
(Sweep with left side of mouse held down, then file-print)
Traditional mustard for table use
from the yellow fields of France.
The Biblical Seeds of Faith
800 Seeds per pack $1.00
from Isaac's Seed: MUSTARD Seeds...French Yellow..Sinapsis alba -
great spice & make inspirational jewelry & crafts
They grow lovely yellow flowers in early spring; seed these wherever you want a bigger spring showing.
............................................................................200 seeds............0.59 cents