I am always looking for ways to incorporate more Scripture into the life of my family. There is so much wisdom found in the Bible and I want my children to see how it is relevant even today! It’s not just a book of old stories but the living Word of God! Now that my children are teens, I feel like I need to be more creative with including Bible verses in our daily lives. I love holidays and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! My goal was to find a way to include the Bible in this upcoming holiday.
This weekend I was at Target and I found the cutest unfinished wooden shamrock in the dollar spot. It was only $3.00! I love a bargain! When I saw the wooden shamrock I knew it would be a perfect spot to glue on the glitter shamrocks that I had previously purchased and that were sitting on my counter because I had no idea what to do with them.
While the unfinished wood was pretty, it didn’t exactly scream St. Patrick’s Day so I painted it green first before gluing on the shamrocks.
I was trying to find a way to glue at least three shamrocks on the wooden sign but I wasn’t quite able to find a placement that I liked that didn’t leave awkward amounts of space. Then, inspiration struck! I decided that I would put one glittery shamrock in the middle of the sign and write a Bible verse around the outside of the sign in gold.
Since I wanted to keep a St. Patrick’s Day theme, I used my phone to Google verses about “treasure.” I found the perfect verse in the book of Matthew. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20 (NIV)
To get the lettering on the sign, I traced the shamrock on a piece of white paper. Then, I went to Pic Monkey (www.picmonkey.com) and found a font that I liked. I free handed the words onto the piece of paper. I cut each word out individually so that I could position the words more easily. Next, I traced over each word with a pencil so that there would be an indentation of the word on the wood.
The last step, was to take a gold Sharpie and color over each word.
I love how it turned out!
What are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts?
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