Because He Lives…

Happy Easter, friends!  Here’s hoping you have a day filled with blessings and joy.  We have much to celebrate.  I’m reminded of a good old Gaither song I grew up with that goes like this:

“Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.  Because He lives, all fear is gone.  Because I know He holds the future, life is worth the living just because He lives!”

In the midst of all our busy-ness today, we did take the time to make a special Resurrection craft I thought you might enjoy.  Here’s how we did it:

- disposable foil baking pan [we used 9×5; you can also use 8×8 or 9×9]
- paper or plastic cup
- dirt, moss, grass
- rock
- scissors
- flowers
- small sticks
- long piece of decorative grass or yarn/string
STEP 1: Cut plastic cup in half.
STEP 2: Fill baking pan with dirt and half-bury the piece of cup with dirt/moss…this will be the tomb.
STEP 3: Place large rock in front of cup.
STEP 4: Add grass.
STEP 5: Form a cross using small sticks and tie together with grass or yarn.  Push into dirt.
STEP 6: Decorate with flowers.  You can mist the flowers with a spray bottle to keep them fresh-looking.
Many thanks to my awesome friend Jessica S. who inspired this project by doing it with her girls and posting a really cool photo on facebook.  She also gave me the instructions.  Here’s the one her family made {I like hers better…lol}:
Oh, and while I have your attention, don’t forget, I have my first GIVEAWAY going on!  There are 4 ways to enter and win a personalized photo enhancement.  Click on the link to enter anytime between now and midnight EST tomorrow. :)
Well, from our house to yours, Happy Easter!  Here are a few pictures from our day so far:

“Living, He loved me.  Dying, He saved me.  Buried, He carried my sins far away.  Rising, He justified, freely forever.  One day He’s coming, oh, glorious day!  Glorious day!”

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9 comments on Because He Lives…

  1. Grandma
    April 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM (4 years ago)

    Great pictures…and a nice craft…
    Love it…
    Happy Easter.

  2. Elle Belles Bows
    April 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM (4 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful!!

    You have a gorgeous family too!

    I hope that you had a very Blessed and Happy Easter!


  3. Sherri
    April 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM (4 years ago)

    Love the craft…love your blog…I am excited to be your newest follower…come check out my blog!

  4. Kim
    April 25, 2011 at 9:35 PM (4 years ago)

    Beautiful family. Great blog. I’m here from Debbie’s party and happy to be your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.

  5. Doreen Grace
    April 25, 2011 at 11:17 PM (4 years ago)

    I love the “stone” that is rolled away in this display. That’s original! Very cute idea. :)

  6. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜
    April 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM (4 years ago)

    First, let me say, you have an adorable boy there!!~ I am MOM of two boys, and they just steal my heart. So fun to see him getting in the dirt. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Have fun!

  7. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    April 29, 2011 at 5:18 AM (4 years ago)

    Amy, really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop.

  8. JDaniel4's Mom
    March 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM (4 years ago)

    This is such a wonderful idea! I love the idea of having flowers in the display.


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