Friday, August 15, 2008

Spice Box

As part of the Sabbath celebration, we will smell spices as a reminder of
John 19:40, "And so they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews."

The spices should be in a little container that will be passed from one person to another during the celebration. I decided to use an Altoids tin. Here's what I did:

I took an empty, washed and dried tin.

And put it face down on some blue paper, traced the edges and cut out.

Next I photocopied & enlarged (to 145%) page 44 of Celebrating Biblical Feasts onto a darker blue, sparkly paper.

I only did this to get the Star of David shape. You could easily do this by hand. I cut the star out and attached it to the light blue paper like so...

I only did this because it was fast and I needed to "uncheck" it from my brain. I'm sure there are many that will be way more creative with the lid. Send me a pic and I'll post here for others to check out.

Next I printed the Besamim (Smelling spices) Blessing.

I trimmed it and attached to some of the leftover dark blue paper.

Only because I have one
, I ran both cards through my Xyron using the Laminate top/ adhesive bottom cartridge.

You can use contact paper or cold laminate to cover the top or leave it plain.

A turn of the crank and here it comes on the other side:

It's now covered with laminate on the top and backed with adhesive.

I trim, peel and stick for the outside...

and again for the inside.

The inside of the tin easily holds a 1/4 Cup.
I plan on keeping my batch of spices (which makes about 1 Cup)
in a Tupperware type container
and pouring a 1/4 cup into the tin on celebration days.


Carol said...

That looks like a good idea. I wish we were going through that book this year!


Andrea Bell said...

your so crafty and creative:)

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