As promised, here is the nearly free (yet priceless!) art project I've been working on for our bedroom.
I really like the look of vinyl or painted quotes, but I don't want to use them in the roost - 1. because we are renting and 2. because the vinyl letters get a little pricey. So, last summer I bought four document frames at the Dollar Tree, painted them, and used them to frame one of my favorite phrases.
While I love the sentiment, the outcome was not as great as I had hoped. My spacing was off, and the overall look lacked polish.
I've been meaning to redo this project for a long time, and this weekend I finally got around to it.
I started by taking the four words, "Peace" "Be" "with" "you" and finding verses that included each word. Then I opened up Word, created a text box with a pretty border, inserted the featured word in a large font, then inserted the verse in a smaller font around the word. It took some playing with text boxes to get everything to look the way I wanted, but if you have the 2007 version, there is a function built in for doing this sort of thing. Next, I printed out each text box, cut it out, glued it to a sheet of heavy weight cream colored paper and stuck it in one of the frames. Here is the final result:
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The verses I chose have special meaning to me, and I'm going to love being reminded of them every day. In case you are interested, I used the following verses:
"PEACE I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
"Have I not commanded you? BE strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
"And surely I am WITH you always to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20
"YOU a r e God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do." Ephesians 2:10
I'm very pleased with the results. I love that four bucks an an hour or so of work can result in a beautiful reminder of God's promises.
Do you have any word's of wisdom in your home?