Friday, June 8, 2012

Beautiful DIY Wall Hangings

Scripture to Live By: 
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26


Craft Post:
We were visiting our daughter in Ohio, a while back, and as we entered her home she had a "Welcome" saying on her wall above the door.  It looked so nice and I feel in love with it.   I  asked her where she got it and she said she got it at the  Dollar Tree, for only a dollar.  I just could not believe something so nice could only cost a dollar.   Since we live six hours away from each other, I didn't think she would mind that I had the same thing on my wall.    So I headed for the Dollar Tree to purchase it.  There were a varity of saying to choose from.  I purchased several and headed home to chose the right one for the right spot in my home.  Then I thought it would be nice to put it on a plaque instead of putting it direcytly on the wall,  that way I could make the background what ever color I chose.  I liked my plaque so well that I wanted to share it with others. 

There are so many times when I want to give someone a gift to someone, but don't have anything to give them.  I thought these plaques would make the perfect gift.  They are encouraging and add warmth to your home.  I decided to make several of them in various colors and sayings to have them on hand whenever I needed a gift.   

Here is how we made them.  We purchased a board  1" x 6" x 6'  By cutting the board into 18" lengths we got four plaques from each board.




We purchased several colors of paint and saying to go on them and hangers, to hang them with.





There are a variety of sayings available.  You can purchase these at the "Dollar Tree," for a dollar each. 



My husband used his the router to shape the edges.Then we sanded the plaques and spray painted them. We put three coats of paint on them and let them dry thoroughly before we put the sayings on them. 


 Next we removed the saying from the paper and centered it on the board.  Press it down firmly, making sure that there are no air bubbles.











Mod Podging the plaque is the next thing to do. 
(Buy a can of Mod Podge and a brush and paint it on.) 
By doing this you are making sure the saying will not peel up and it will stay permanently in place. 













When the plaque dries completely, you can add the hanger.  Turn the plaque over and measure the length and divide by two to  and find the center of the plaque.  Mark the center and put a wall hanger on the back of it, as seen below.


Now your plaque is ready to display or give as a gift.
 

I also tried putting the saying on pictures to add warmth to them.  I just peeled the saying from the paper and applied it to the glass of the picture.  I really liked it.  In this particular picture, that was taken of our family, by our pastor, in a class room of our church,  there was more space above our heads that was nothing but wall.  I thought this space was perfect for one of these sayings.  Knowing the stories behind each of our lives in this family, I decided that "With God nothing is Impossible" is just the right one.  God took several of us that we struggling to have children and gave us children.  He gave us a son, to carry on our family name, to the next generation.  He has given us a marriage of 48 years that we never dreamed possibly, from the ruins that we were making of it.  Each of these family members have their own stories, of the things God has made possible that they thought was impossible.  God is loving, merciful, kind, caring, generous and much, much more.  He can and does make beauty out of ashes and changes hearts and lives, to those that can bring glory to Him. 




This is our family, which God has so richly blessed us with. God is still doing the impossibles in each of our lives.  May we will never cease to praise Him for all He has and is still doing in our lives.

Blessings,



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26 comments:

  1. Your 'word plaques' are absolutely gorgeous, Jo-Ann. Beautifully created and I love the vibrant colors. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. Thank you for your very kind words. I did visit your blog and it is so nice.(Just beautiful) I did become a follower. Thank you so mcuh for sharing. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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    2. Great idea! Thanks for linking up this week!
      Stacey of Embracing Change

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  2. We have the With God All things are possible too!!! Love this, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for viewing my blog post. Glad you have the "With God all things are possible." So glad it is true.

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  3. What a great idea and only $1?!? Wow. They look beautiful. I really enjoy your scripture too. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime. I would love for you to come by and link this up to my weekend Linky Party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
    http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/06/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party.html

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  4. Those turned out really good! I need to check out my Dollar Tree! Saw you at Show & Tell and am happily following you via GFC.

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  5. These look so great.. I love this .. I need to hit the Dollar Tree.. Great job!!!


    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey! I made one last night! Check out my blog entry. I outlined the "Home" because I put it on white and the print just wasn't dark enough. Tell me what you think.
    http://kamsmomusa.blogspot.com/2012/06/theres-no-place-like-home-pallet-art.html

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  7. WOW!! Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE them!! I think I need to make a trip to the Dollar tree! I have the wood and paint all ready for a project like this!! THANK YOU!

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  8. That's a really cute idea! like them a lot…
    Found this via Craft-O-Maniac.
    Elena { Midsommarflicka } 
    http://soitwasweekend.wordpress.com/

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  9. These are adorable!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-4.html

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  10. I like this idea! So cheerful!
    Thank and God Bless!
    Susie

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  11. Stopping at the Dollar Tree today to see what I can find!! I usually paint sayings on signs - can't wait to try the stickers!

    Tammy @ southernflaircrafts.wordpress.com

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  12. Jo-Ann, what lovely signs you got there, and very easy to make, it's a clever idea.. I just love them. I am your new fan & follower. www.boulevardelantique.blogspot.com

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  13. This is beautiful!!!thanks for sharing!

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  14. I'm always looking for new ways to make cute signs... love them! (And I must say that is an impressive list of link parties you have there!!! Wow!!!)

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  15. Jo-Ann,
    These turned out beautiful! I need to make some for our Family Wall. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.
    Michelle

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  16. Love your site! Now a Pinterest follower. :)

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  17. love these great ideas...your new follower by GFC...Nicole

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  18. My father enjoyed things I'd make but rarely asked me to make anything special for him. Several years before his death he & my mother went to visit his niece and her family. She had a plaque which said: "Anyone can count the seeds in an apple; but only God can count the apples in a seed." I was able to find some apple cutouts at Hobby Lobby and made a sign for him, which still hangs in mom's kitchen. I thought you might like this saying, it seems simple until you think about it. Thanks for sharing your plaques, I must spend a little time in the Dollar Tree soon, never knew they carried things like this. I too am a new follower, Laura

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, I so appreciate you viewing my blog and thank you for sharing the plaque saying you made for your dad. That is beautiful. God who knows all the hairs of our head and even the ones that fall out daily. Awesome God. Thank you also for becoming a follower. I so appreciate it. Blessing to you dear lady.

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