How to Make: Prayer Shadow Boxes


Several years ago I saw a cute Facebook post where a lady and purchased bow ties as a reminder to pray for her daughters future husbands. I can’t remember where I saw the original post, but ever since then I had been wishing I could do something like that for my children’s future spouses.

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With three sons and one daughter, I didn’t want to do bow ties. I decided on necklaces but then came the task of finding necklaces and deciding how to display them. Back in the beginning of March we purchased some clearance inventory from a Christian bookstore as a part of our business. In that inventory, I found three beautiful feminine necklaces for my sons’ future wives and one more masculine necklace for my daughter’s future husband.

For the last several months, those necklaces had been sitting in their boxes on my dresser. A couple weeks ago I found some adorable shadow boxes half price online at Micheal’s (similar to these). I decided they would be the perfect way to display the necklaces.

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To put them together, I cut small slits at the top of the back of the shadow box. This allowed the necklace to sit into the grooves and hang down the back of the frame. Then my daughter cut out a piece of fabric and used s line of super glue to keep it in place. All that was left was to put the necklace on the fabric and hang the excess down the back using the grooves.

My husband hung them on the walls for me and now I will see them each time I sit in that room (which is most mornings when I do my quiet time). It is my plan to use them as a reminder to pray for the women and man that will one day join our family through marriage. To pray for them now and to pray for the relationships that will come from those unions.

While I used these as reminders to pray for my childrens’ future spouses, you could use prayer shadow boxes with reminders about other people or things that are on your long term prayer list.  Simply find something that would remind you of whatever you wanted to pray for. You might choose the map of a country if you are praying for a missionary, a picture of a loved one that is not saved, or some other symbol of the requests on your heart.

I would love to know what reminders you use to help you with your prayer list or other ideas you have for shadow boxes.

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