A Headband, Sowed
- Materials: leftovers from clothesline belt project, hot glue, white felt, 1 hair elastic, needle and thread
When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable: “The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up.
Cut three different lengths of clothesline. My middle one was probably about 2 feet long. Make a manatee if you please. Hey manatee!
Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
Take one of those measures of clothesline and start curling one end under itself. Hot glue in place.
Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.
Keep rolling and gluing, making sure the end gets glued under the roll. You can either hot glue it to a piece of felt, or you can just glue it on to itself.
Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Soon you'll have a big curly spiral like this! When you run out of clothesline, fold it under and glue the end to the bottom of the roll. If you've been gluing to the felt, take scissors and cut close around the perimeter of the clothesline. Repeat with other two...
...and you'll get something like this! Arrange all the spirals in a way that you like and glue all edges down firmly on a piece of white felt. Cut around the felt so the back looks like...
...this! Make sure you glue such that there is a "glue free" line down the middle of the piece. This is where the rope for the headband will go, so make sure you leave that open! You can glue everywhere outside of the center line though, to make sure your piece doesn't wiggle around.
His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant. And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.
Take a left over, unused piece of clothesline and cut it to measure around your head. String it through the strip you left open in the middle of your piece. If you have trouble, try threading it through with a safety pin on the end, or try pinning a ribbon on the end, stringing the ribbon through, and then pulling the rest of the string through (hope that makes sense)
“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.
Take one end and loop it through a hair band...
...and fold it over the elastic. Grab a needle and thread and secure the clothesline to itself. I sewed it through once, and then wrapped it really tightly around itself several times, knotted the thread, and snipped!
Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
Repeat with other end! Your summer head band is done!
The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
Isn't it a great little summer accessory? Make sure the elastic is hidden either inside the piece itself, or at the nape of your neck. You can slide the piece around or you can glue it in place!
Texture close up!
But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
Huh. What you looking at. That's it! Go have fun! 🙂
The Parable of the Sower: Luke 8:4-15