Shores of Galilee Ornament

A friend of mine is hosting an ornament exchange party the first week of December, and I have gradually been collecting supplies to make a dozen “Shores of Galilee” ornaments. Inspired by this ornament, I asked my mom to collect some sand when she went to Israel last year.

The airport security people could not fathom why someone would want to bring a tupperware box of sand on an airplane, and reluctantly allowed her to bring this home to me. I was surprised to find the sand still very dark and moist when I opened this for the first time yesterday.

 So I now have a cookie sheet full of sand, cooking at 200 degrees in my oven, trying to get dry enough to slide through a paper funnel and into a teeny tiny glass vial.

I should be able to get my halted assembly line going again tonight, to get the dozen for the party, and another half-dozen for my mom and daughters as a special keepsake of their own.

I love the sentiment on the original ornament, and will incorporate that into the packaging of the ornaments, (which I haven’t quite figured out yet)!

Remember, remember

try always to be

as the man who walked

the shores of Galilee


This entry was posted in Christmas. Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Shores of Galilee Ornament

  1. Kim says:

    That would be such a great gift for the sisters I visit teach!

  2. Mynnette says:

    These are fabulous!!! What about making a cute magnet with the saying as part of the gift? I’ll definitely be CASEing these!!! Tfs!

  3. Janiece says:

    What a wonderful gift.
    Where did you find the cute little glass vials?

  4. Jocelyn says:

    OOh, we made a similar ornament in years past, but you’ve got the read deal…sand from the Holy Land! Wow! I need one of those!

  5. Erika says:

    Wow – that is such a lovely idea! Now I need some sand 😉

  6. Pingback: Ornament Exchange

  7. Pingback: Ornament boxes | Inkablinka

  8. Clarissa says:

    I love this. I went to Galilee and this would be perfect for the sand I brought home. Did you make those cute hangers or where did you get them. Thanks for sharing your talent and this cute idea. I want to make one for my kids.

    • Kristin says:

      I found the ornament hangers at a local hardware store – but I believe I’ve seen them elsewhere, maybe WalMart?

  9. Judy says:

    These are amazing! Would you share where you got the brass disk? Thanks for all you do. I always feel recharged after I visit your site. 🙂

Comments are closed.