Adding bits and pieces of lovely word art to your walls does not have to be complicated, costly, or time-intensive. Sometimes you just need a few basic craft or office supplies to give that personal
and inspirational touch to your home. The best part about these projects is the opportunity to choose meaningful verses, poems, lyrics, and quotes. Words that speak to your heart and move your soul.
Words of truth and hope and love.
papers - watercolor and white copy
stamp and ink pad
vintage wooden pants hangers to display
Of course, you'll also need something word-y!
First up, I chose a poem by Annie Johnson Flint. Are you familiar with her story and work? Reading that biography never fails to bring tears to my eyes. I picture her young arthritic hands grasping pen and her tender faith-filled heart grasping grace. Oh do I pray that He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again! All I did was copy and paste the poem, change it up with a fab font, print it out on regular white paper, trim up the sides and staple to watercolor paper. Presto, chango, a no-frills yet striking piece of word art.
For my second piece, I stamped a favorite verse, Romans 12:12, on a scrap of ivory fabric. The watercolor paper was cut in half lengthwise and the fabric was attached with a straight pin. I am pretty pleased with this sweet thing. And I need this reminder everyday.
This rolling stamp is a well-used crafting tool. It is much more efficient than stamping each letter at a time. The oil-based pigment ink is a rich black and, once set, is extremely water resistant.
The last word art in my collage is a selection of song lyrics by the wonderful Karla Adolphe. I pretty much adore this talented lady. Her gorgeous soulful voice resonates in my head when I read these words. This piece was made with a label maker and watercolor paper. I also used a ruler to help keep my sticky label strips straight.
Yes, a label maker. I keep finding ways to use this fella. Gift tags, notecards, scrapbooking and now word art. Oh and there is the original purpose of labeling. I even bought it for that reason.
Scour your cabinets and search your drawers for everyday household items that can be used in a new way. Clipboards and bulldog clips would also be an excellent way to display. Even just taking pen to paper would be a wonderful option. Or having a little one write it for you? How precious would that be? Tell me, what words would you want written on your walls?