Thursday, June 23, 2011
Scripture Plate Wall Decor
I have a large tote filled with odds and ends I've picked up for a few cents or dollars at garage sales and thrift stores. If you are a habitual "junker" like me, I'm sure you have a collection like this in some dark corner too! I am constantly cycling through my stash, using pieces to create whatever I have need of at the moment. This week, my serger sadly has a bent part, so I'm amusing myself with other projects that don't require sewing. I've been eyeing a section of wall in my dining room for quite a while, trying to conjure up some sort of suitable decor to hang there. I resorted to my junk stash and came up with these eight plates.
I'm sure you've seen plenty of the like at thrift stores and such. I took my plates and covered them with some lovely white spray paint.
While they were drying, I printed off words from the Scripture verse I used as my inspiration for this project. The verse is Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." I used one word from the list for each plate.
I'm actually short one plate to finish the last word, "temperance". I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find another one that matches the set though. I cut out an oval shape to fit into the bottom of the plates, and mod podged them to the plates.
Next, I just arranged them in order and hung them on the wall with picture hanging tape.
I think all of those virtues mentioned in that verse are very challenging. This is a nice way of reminding me to work on them while doing daily activities. I mean seriously, who doesn't need to be reminded to have a little joy when cleaning up the same messes for the umpteenth time! You can see how the words look a little better in this picture.
I think I spent maybe $2 on the plates to start with, so this definitely was not an expensive project. I think the wall is much improved!
More to come on that bookshelf soon!
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