Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our Jesse Tree Ornaments

On the first day of Advent, we put up our Jesse tree. 


We have a small table top tree that we use for our  tree. It came pre-lit with colored lights. I would love to find just purple lights...maybe next year.
We purchased purple and silver balls to help decorate the tree last year. We found a gold star at Hobby Lobby. We love that store!
I created our Jesse tree ornaments out of felt last year with help from Princess P.
We had been using paper ornaments I had printed out from a website.
I wanted to make something that was reusable and would last for a few years.
The ornaments were very easy to make. We cut out circles for the base and then added pictures to them.  We used fabric glue to create the pictures.
The pictures depict the bible stories we read each day.


Creation
The Earth
Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:1-4




Adam and Eve
An apple
Genesis 2:7-24




Fall from Grace
A snake on a tree limb
Genesis 3:1-24




Noah and the Flood
The ark
Genesis 6: 5-22, Genesis 7: 17-24





Abraham 
Stars
Genesis 12:1-9, Genesis 13:5-18





Melchizedek
Bread and Wine
Genesis 14:17-20




Isaac
Bundle of twigs
Genesis 22:1-19




Jacob
Jacob's ladder
Genesis 18:10-22




Joseph
Joseph's colorful coat
Genesis 37:1-36





Moses
The 10 Commandments
Exodus 2:1-10




Joshua
A horn and a sword
Joshua 6:2-5, 6-11





Ruth
Wheat
Ruth 2:15-17



Samuel
An oil lamp
1 Samuel 3:1-18



Jesse
Shepherd's Staff
1 Samuel 16:1-13




David
A Harp
1 Samuel 17:21-51




Solomon
A scale of justice
1 Kings 3:5-14, 16-28




Elijah
A Raven
2 Kings 17: 2-4,6 and 18:21-39




Jonah
A whale
Jonah 2:1-11




Hezekiah
Teardrops
2 Kings 20:1-6, 18-20




Jeremiah
Stones
Jeremiah 30:21-22




Raphael
A fish
Tobit 11:7-8




Nehemiah
Wall of Jerusalem
Nehemiah 2:17




Esther
A Queen's crown of jewels
Esther 2:15-18



Judith
A sword
Judith 13:7-10




Daniel
A lion
Daniel 6:1-29




Angel Gabriel
An angel with a lily
Luke 1:26-38




Zachary and Elizabeth
An angel
Luke 1:11-13




Saint John the Baptist
A shell with water
Mark 1:1-8




 Saint Joseph
A saw and hammer
Mark 1:1-8




Mary Our Mother
A lily
Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-28




Birth of Christ
Baby Jesus in the manger
John 1:1-14



There are 30 ornaments total that we created.
For shorter Advent season, we do two ornaments on certain days. As the children have gotten older, we have increased the length of the bible verses read. Obviously when they were younger, I shortened them up to keep them interested. Now that they are older, we read more of the chapters. In the future, I'm sure we will take turns reading the bible stories.






1 comment:

  1. Monique,

    I love your Jesse tree ornaments! Ours are also made of felt but they're not as beautiful as yours. I think we mustn't have had many colours of felt in our supply box when the kids made them because they are not as colourful as yours. Joseph's coat of many colours is rather dull! I also like the idea of purple lights. Thank you for sharing!

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