I adore glitter, and shinies, and fell in love with the idea of joy shaker pockets after seeing them on Celeste's Instagram @precious.to.me. These little packets of sparkle fill your bible and/or planner with happiness!
I've put the first joy shaker pocket I made with this verse, which I've written as a prayer, in Romans, and used glittery tape to attach it to the top of my bible page. So how do you make them??
The first thing you'll need is a cellophane packet. I used this packet from some adhesive gems I purchased but you could use one from a greetings card, stamp set or a cellophane CD cover.
Cut a piece of coloured card to fit inside the packet. I used card I'd painted, sprayed, stencilled and stamped on both side. You could also use double sided scrapbook paper.
I stamped the word 'joy' on the front in black ...
..and repeatedly in aquamarine on the other side. By stamping until the stamp runs out of ink (rather than inking the stamp each time you stamp) you get added texture as the word lightens.
Slide the stamped card into the pocket ...
... and collect together a selection of 'shinies'. I found the glitter in Poundland, tiny star confetti in Tesco (other supermarkets are available!) and star sequins in Rymans. In my first shaker pocket I used sequins from Hobbycraft.
Fill your pocket with a selection of glitter and sequins ...
... and seal with glittery tape. I found this in Tesco (other supermarkets are available!) in the gift wrap section.
I added this shaker pocket into Nehemiah. I journaled this page last week and whilst I was adding the shaker pocket decided it needed some sparkle so added some Stickles. This is a glue containing ultra fine glitter and is one of my favourites. You'll find it in Hobbycraft.
I hope this has inspired you to fill your bible with glitter and shine, and hunt out those verses about joy. And I pray that our God of hope will fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.