From DIY home decor to handmade gifts, here are the best arts and crafts to spark your creativity

Prayer Box With Matching Pencil

I am not a big religion person.. but one of my closest friends is. She also has a hard time calming herself down once she starts to get upset .. So when i saw this .. I knew I had to make it for her! This was made with an altoids tin, so its small enough that she carries it with her at all times in her purse.

Pick an Image to Cover the Tin With

I cut this mountain scene off of an old greeting card and glued it to the tin with elmers glue, once it was dry i used some foil sticker letters to spell out "prayer box" . I used an old card to help me line the letters evenly.

Add Some Sparkle

My friend likes everything that glitter.. so I found some black glittery paper to cover the bottom with. pre-size this, you wanto make sure this doesn't extend too far up the sides. once you have the right size — u can cut notches at the corners to make it lay smoother. i glued this down and used a rubber band to hold it in place while it dried.

And Some More Sparkle

i found some matching glitter tape to put around the edges. make sure you size this carefully so the lid doesn't push on it when u close the tin

I Cut Paper to Fit Inside the Box

In all different colors, i used a card to trace the size so it would fit inside the box.I used this same paper, cut thin strips, dipped these in white glue and water, and wrapped them around a colored pencil . I kept layering this, letting it dry between layers, and eventually sanded it smooth before cutting the pencil to fit inside the box.

I Used a Chalkboard Sticker

to write the saying on. I wrote it in glitter pen:

When your heart starts to worry,

and your mind just can't rest,

put your prayers down on paper,

and let God do the rest.

Now Add Some Bling

i embellished the outside of the box with some stick on crystals, i then coated both the box and the pencil in clear polyurethane, several times.. letting it dry between each coat, to make sure the stickers stayed on, and give the box a smooth surface.

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