St. Lucia Crowns

st lucia crown

Saint Lucy
Feast – December 13

We made this crown for Little Flowers, St. Lucy and loyalty.

inspired by As Cozy as Spring & Shower of Roses

Lucy, patron of Sicily, and one of the saints of the Canon of the Mass, was martyred at Syracuse in the persecution of Diocletian about the year 304. The legend of her martyrdom says that she was denounced as a Christian by a rejected suitor. Refusing to apostatize, she was condemned to a brothel, but a mysterious force prevented the persecutors from moving her from the tribunal. After an unsuccessful attempt had been made to burn her to death, her neck was pierced with a dagger.

 

Supplies:

  • sewing machine (for optional embellishments)
  • strip of white fabric
  • red felt balls
  • green felt
  • green thread (optional)
  • yellow felt
  • red ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Directions:

Little Flowers Loyalty 005

cut green leaves (i used a template and cut multiple leaves at once)

sew a vein onto the green leaves

Little Flowers Loyalty 002 

cut yellow flames

glue the yellow flame to the tip of the cookie stick

drizzle hot glue on the stick to resemble melting wax

red bows 

cut red ribbon and tie into bows

(I tie several small bows on the continuous ribbon and cut in between the bows when done.  This makes tying small bows easier.)

plastic canvas cut with ribbons

cut plastic canvas

tie a red ribbon to each side of the cut plastic canvas

cut white fabric

cut the white fabric the same size as the plastic canvas

adhere the plastic canvas to the white fabric.  this will give the crown a smooth surface to be placed on the head and will help to secure the leaves.

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begin gluing the leaves to the artist canvas

glue the red bows (created in a earlier step) onto the leaves

glue 4 cookie sticks to the crown, behind some leaves.  coordinate the candles with the bows

glue the felt balls/berries as desired

back of crown

tie the red ribbon to the desired size

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sparkles joy

St. Lucy, your beautiful name signifies light. By the light of faith which God bestowed upon you, increase and preserve this light in my soul so that I may avoid evil, be zealous in the performance of good works, and abhor nothing so much as the blindness and the darkness of evil and of sin.
By your intercession with God, obtain for me perfect vision for my bodily eyes and the grace to use them for God's greater honor and glory and the salvation of all men.
St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. Amen.

2 comments:

  1. That turned out BEAUTIFUL Lena! Happy St. Lucy Day!!

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  2. jessica, THANK YOU! you are a great inspiration to rasing a JOYfilled home and living a faithfilled life.
    pax Christi - lena

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