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Prayer Box

Prayer Box

By Molly Jenkins


  1. Empty Altoids box
  2. Scrapbooking paper
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue stick
  6. Alphabet stickers
  7. Flat paintbrush
  8. Mod podge
  9. (Optional) Sticky notes or small pieces of paper
  10. (Optional) Pen

Step one: Take your pencil and scrapbook paper, outlining the top of your Altoids box. Use your scissors to cut along the outlined paper. Cut three more pieces of scrapbook paper the same size. (I cut the cover paper slightly smaller than the rest so that the color of the Altoid box would be a border for the scrapbook paper).

Step two: Once you have four pieces of equally sized scrapbook paper, use your glue stick to glue the paper to the box.

Step three: Use the alphabet stickers to stylize your prayer box. (I used my stickers to say “prayer box” on the outside cover, and “I pray for:” on the inside).

Step four: Use your flat paintbrush and mod podge to glaze over the four sides of paper. (try to avoid getting mod podge on the sides of the tin. If this does happen, use a damp Q-tip to clean off the edges).

Step five: Allow your box to dry. Once dry you can use your prayer box to store prayer lists, prayer ropes, incense, or other prayer tools!

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