prayer pillow

This weekend I went to my first Mormon Baptism. I did some research to see if there was a traditional gift, but turns out it’s pretty much like a Catholic Baptism (except the children are a little older and get a little more wet).

I kept seeing prayer rocks popping up in my search. I never heard of these before, but liked the idea behind them — the prayer reminder, not the bonking-in-the-head and stubbing-of-the-toe with a rock part. I decided a prayer pillow would be a nicer, gentler gift.

prayer pillow

I was excited to use some of my retro automobile fabric for this project. I made a matching drawstring bag, too. I used ink-jet iron-on transfer paper to print the poem and personalize it. It turned out so cute! The only thing I would change next time is to trim the iron-on paper with some fun patterned craft scissors instead of a plain rectangle.

prayer pillow

I think this would make a great gift for anyone celebrating an important faith milestone: Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation.

stash: Everything for this project was in my stash. My daughter helped me stuff it with polyfil. It was nice to involve her in the project. Prayer pillow poem can be found here.

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7 Responses to handmade baptism gift: prayer pillow

  1. Wendy says:

    Super cute! It was great to see your whole family there too!

    (Loved your comment about the kids getting a little more wet) :)

  2. Marge says:

    What a wonderful gift that is…and so personal too. Definitely something to keep forever.

  3. Christy says:

    Caleb loved it–especially that it had his NAME on it!!!! Thanks so much for coming and for the sweet gift.

    *sorry I didn’t comment earlier–I’m a bit behind on my blog reading!

  4. Emily says:

    I LOVE this design and idea. :) I have a prayer rock, it’s about 3lbs and a huge river rock, doorstop heavy so it really can stub your toe and remind you. I like the idea of a prayer pillow for my little ones instead though. Less broken toes.

  5. Emma Mouton says:

    As a single Mom I learned that I have many gift. And that is ways to teach teen parent ladies how to recycle their children clothes and fine neat stuff in the thrift shops. Using fabrics,ribbons and so on. Even for boys. Those art activities with tie/dyes can be fun. Yet with used clothes it become one of a kind. They come with prayer certificates.Most children loves the different textures of fabrics, buttons or beads. It save lots money and there children clothes are prayed over by senior women who got skills from the Father God. Thanks you for your web site. God Bless!

  6. Jan says:

    Great idea. I was just looking for ideas for baptism gifts (handmade) and what did I find! I have made cushions previously with fabric that featured Noah’s Ark. This proved to be very popular for baptism gifts.

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