Monday, January 30, 2012

{Hope for the Home}: Prayer Rock Valentine

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of Hope for the Home. I'm Cat from Cap Creations. I'm pretty excited and honored that Worthy of the Prize has selected me to be one of the contributors to this wonderful series. You can usually find me making jewelry for my little shop. If you care to stop by you can find me blogging over here.

Have you ever heard of a prayer rock? The idea is simple. You place this little rock on your pillow each morning so that when you go to bed that night you are reminded to say your prayers. Then when going to bed you place it on the floor so you are reminded to say your morning prayers when you wake.

Now I'm not saying you should only say your prayers at bed time or in the morning cause I firmly believe that one should be in prayer or conversation with God several times throughout their day. However I do know that for some people this does not always happen. So why not a friendly reminder? This is also great for training your children to always remember their nighttime and morning prayers.


These are so simple and fun to make. Here's how. Oh and be sure to get the kiddos to help, they love making these!

Gather some rocks. I had these on hand that I got at the Dollar Tree. 
 

Cut out small heart shapes using some of your favorite fabrics. This is a fantastic use for even the tiniest of scraps. 

On a smooth clean side of your rock, brush on a coat of mod podge.

Add a fabric heart.

Brush on another coat of mod podge, right over the fabric heart. You'll want to get good coverage over the fabric to ensure a good attachment. Now do several and let them dry and you are done!

My kid is a rock fanatic so these are going to be his Valentines to his classmates this year. I made a tag with the prayer rock poem and we will package it up like one of the options below. You can snag the tags below too!

Use letter stamps to stamp "You Rock" on a muslin bag and tie on the tag. You can also stamp the to and from on the back of the tag. The complete letter stamp sets can be found in the dollar bins at Michaels.

Add the tag, basket filler paper, and the rock to a cello bag and close. Again you can stamp the to and from on the back of the tag.

Simply drop the rock into a red bag, fold the top over and attach the tag with a heart paper clip.

If not using for a Valentine gift, how great would these be in an entryway? You can let your guests grab one as they go.

Enjoy your week friends!




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15 comments:

Worthy of the Prize said...

Great post, Cat!! LOVE this idea!

Liberty said...

making these next weekend!
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Andi said...

These would be great to make for my bible study ladies. Or fun for the children's church to make. I'm going to pin them right now!

Jane Anne said...

I really love this idea! I think I will make them with my kids this next week... and for myself. We can all use simple reminders like this.

My WFMW post: Sweet Bacon Chicken

tiffany@vintagemarigold said...

so cute! i need one for me honestly:)

bonniegetchell said...

Love this idea! I found you via Tater Tots and Jello.. the word "Prayer" caught my eye-- I'm a fellow believer and I love your site! Hope you'll check out my site if you get a chance-- I have a series called "Share Your Story Sunday" where different bloggers share their testimony :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

Cap Creations said...

Glad to be here Erin. And happy to inspire some of you to make prayer rocks!

Homegrown Learners said...

These are beautiful... so simple and sweet. Thank you for linking them at LOVE-ly Ideas!!

Pam said...

Oh, this is lovely. My kids made these years ago in Sunday school. I love the way yours are packaged and labeled. Great!

Amy Austin said...

Can you please email me the prayer rock Valentine printable. I keep getting errors when I try to download it. My email is austinmariposa@yahoo.com

lovenotesrestylestudio.com said...

Very sweet! We found you via We are THAT family's WFMW Linky Party.

DesignedByBH said...

This is a great and very tangible (sp?!?!) idea--I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Worthy of the Prize said...

I will see if I can figure out how to email it to you! Glad you like it!!! :)

Worthy of the Prize said...

Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!!! :)

Worthy of the Prize said...

Thanks!! Glad you like it! :)

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