It will come as no shock to those that know me when I say that I think crafting is therapeutic. I love sitting down to create something, especially for someone else.
I have found over the years that time taken while making crafts can also be prayerful. This is especially true when doing "mindless" things like crocheting. However, every now and then I find myself inspired to make something that actually seems to be a prayer itself. That was this case with a book I made about the O Antiphons last year. I made it during the Christmas season last year after getting some fun new scrapbooking materials (like baker's twine from Anita and number tape from Steph & Steve). I love the O Antiphons, and they became the inspiration for a mini prayer book. I loved choosing verses to include, thinking about images that would represent the different days, and coordinating a layout that emphasized the waiting that the Church remembers during the seven days before Christmas. (You can read about the O Antiphons here and here and here.)