Mini Altar Coins or Buttons

This design is to make “wooden coins” or “glass buttons” for your mini altar kits. The designs are made to fit coins 1″, 1.5″ or 2″ size.

mini altar coins


The smallest size can be glued face up underneath jumbo clear glass gems that you might find in the dollar store or at the mosaic/floral aisle of the craft store. These gems are used in stepping stones or as vase filler. When done this way the glass buttons magnify the images glued under them. If making the glass version, I suggest clear gel tacky glue. You can use a 1″ circle punch to make cutting easier.

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Draw the Circle Wide

(Mark Miller and words by Gordon Light)

Draw the circle
Draw the circle wide.
Draw the circle
Draw the circle wide.
No one stands alone.
We’ll stand side by side,
Draw the circle
Draw the circle wide.




Sheet music:


In days gone by, when the world was much younger,
Men wondered at Spring, born of Winter’s cold knife,
Wondering at the games of the moon and the sunlight,
They saw there the Lady and Lord of all life.


Around and around, and around turns the good Earth,
All things must change as the seasons go by,
we are the children of the Lord and the Lady,
Whose mysteries we know, but will never know why.

In all lands the people were tied to the good Earth,
Plowing and sowing, as the seasons declared,
Waiting to reap of the rich golden harvest,
Knowing her laughter in the joys that we shared.


Through Flanders and Wales and the green lands of Ireland,
in the kingdoms of England and Csotland and Spain,
Circles grew up all along the wild coastlines,
And worked for the land, with the Sun and the rain.


Circles for healing, and working the weather,
Circles for knowing the Moon and the Sun,
Circles for thanking the Lord and the Lady,
Circles for dancing the dance never done.


And we who reach for the stars in the heavens,
Turning our eyes from the meadows and groves,
Still live in the love of the Lord and the Lady,
The greater the circle, the more the love grows.

(Chorus twice)


(c) 1979 by Gwendolyn Lee Zak (aka Gwendolyn Zak Moore at the time)
and Ann Cass (verse 5 only). The tune “Windmills” is by Alan