Crafting with Casey - Tissue Paper Decorated Candles

We hope you're staying warm and safe during this cold Ohio winter! If you're looking for a fun craft to do while at home, Casey Bloomfield demonstrates in the above video (9 mins) how to make tissue paper decorated candles. 

Supplies Needed:
- Candle(s)
- Paper napkins or tissue paper
- Scissors
- Hair dryer

This simple craft is affordable, easy, and has lots of room to customize. Your completed craft can create a beautiful centerpiece, some seasonal household decoration, or a gift for a friend or family member. 

Lighting a candle can also be a helpful tool to focus your quiet time with the Lord. If your mind tends to wander and you struggle to find a consistent prayer time, lighting a candle can help create a regular spiritual practice. When you approach your time with God, light your candle to indicate the start of your quiet time. Take a deep breath. Be still and silent for a moment. Then begin your time with God. This can include silence, prayer, worship, bible reading, or journaling. When you're done, blow out the candle and thank God for the time you were able to spend together. This simple routine will help to train your mind, body, and spirit on the desired task. By creating habits around our quiet time, we are training ourselves for what to expect, and with practice will expand our ability to focus and engage. 

What about you? Let us know in the comments if you watched the video and were able to make a tissue paper candle at home! Have you ever used a candle as part of your quiet time practice? Are you going to start? 

Lots of love, 

The Ladies of Hope Leadership Team

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