Monday, August 30, 2010

I borrowed a wonderful idea...

One of my favorite blogs is Impress Your Kids! I highly recommend this blog for oh-so-worthy-of-our-time activities to do with our kids to instill bible verses in their hearts!

So, a few weeks back, while perusing this blog, I saw an adorable idea that I knew I wanted to copy!

In the boys' old rooms, in our old house, I stenciled a Bible verse on each of their walls. In Sharpie.

I'll wait while you catch your breath.

After about, oh, 7-8 coats of paint, one could barely make out the sleepy-time blessing! Lesson learned, folks! No sharpie on the walls for us anymore. Particularly rental home walls! Eh-hem!

When we bought our house 2 years ago, I was determined to create a vinyl version of the verses they would like on their walls. Easier on the walls and budget, you know!

So, when I saw Amanda's idea for a canvas art project with their favorite saying from the "Jesus Storybook Bible", I knew this would be the perfect way to accomplish what we wanted!

I started with my oldest's favorite verse because he has loved this verse for a long time and instantly jumped on this idea!

I started with a blank canvas (obviously)...

Then, I whipped out my handy-dandy Cricut Expression and went to work cutting letters out on clear contact paper.

Once the letters were cut out and placed on the canvas, J. went to town painting with the colors he had chosen at the craft store!

Now for the fun part! Once dry, you get to pull off each letter! Kind of fun and therapeutic (don't judge me).

And the finished result? Unique, personalized wall decor that speaks to my son's heart because it is his favorite verse! It is there to remind him, in good times and bad, not to be fearful and to rely on God to get him through!

Thanks, Amanda at for this awesome idea!! I'll post when my other son does his canvas project! Of course, that is once he decides on a Bible verse!


  1. Oooh, I love this! The brush stokes make it look super cool. And I am waaay jealous of your circuit!! :) What an awesome verse to speak over your kids!

  2. Love it! I like the verse too.

    FYI- Kilz primer in grey covers Sharpie (dh wrote all his notes on the bare sheetrock in sharpie as we rocked the boys' room). It takes a couple of coats but that's a lot better than 7-8

  3. What a great idea. I love that machine!

  4. Thank you, guys! I can't take all the credit! Amanda at gave me the idea!

    5 Boys and a Princess - Thanks for the tip! I will remember that if ever take Sharpie to a wall again! :)